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by 50 · about 9 hours ago

Chufas (a.k.a tigernuts http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyperus_esculentus) are tubers that are used in Spain to make a drink called horchata (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horchata). Water, soaked chufas and sugar (sadly) are the only ingredients... (more)

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TigerNutsUSA 0 · May 25, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Hi everyone, Tiger Nuts are not only for making Horchata, but they are probably the healthiest 'single source' snack food on the market", and you will find the traditional Premium Organic and our patented Supreme Peeled Tiger Nuts at... (more)

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by 519 · about 9 hours ago

I have been on a LC to VLC diet for roughly 3 years now it took me from 245lbs to 149 lbs (6ft guy) my body weight since going 95% VLC Paleo 3 months ago has stablized at 158-160. Every since losing all of that weight my hands and feet have been... (more)

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Chelsea__1 0 · May 15, 2013 at 3:38 PM

As it has been said before, human beings can go zero carbs but is it optimal in the long run? From my experience, no. What I did was carb overload (eat strictly fruit, vegetables like sweet potato and honey, raw chocolate for the week with minimal... (more)

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by 1772 · about 9 hours ago

I was recently having some mild constipation, and about a week ago I was a friend's house and after looking at the ingredients on "Ezekiel bread," had 2 slices of it toasted with a side of scambled eggs at breakfast. THe ingredients aren't great,... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 10, 2013 at 7:19 PM

I've had the opposite experience - starchy root vegetables == happy bathroom times; bread == a slew of lower GI issues that would horrify you if described. Whole grains were the basis of years of pain, blood, tears, and thinking I was dying - as a... (more)

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by 739 · about 10 hours ago

sorry to bug y'all but i thought the paleo hack community could really help me out with this one. since i im trying to build muscle, i made sweet potatoes one of my main carb source to gain weight and bulk up and its been like this for a few... (more)

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daz 0 · October 05, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Yes, you can start turning yellow if you over do your intake of carotenoids (from foods &/or supplements). This is known by a few names, ie. carotenosis, carotenaemia, carotenemia, xanthaemia, carotenodermia It usually appears first on the... (more)

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by 716 · about 10 hours ago

I may have overplayed it with the title a bit, but I think the most dramatic hack would probably solve over 90% of the problems people face in these forums. The paleo diet is usually presented with foods that can be eaten ad libitum, like meat,... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · August 13, 2012 at 8:11 PM

If I had any up-votes left, I'd upvote this right now. In 5 hours or so, I will. The demonization of carbs by gurus, and the resultant fear of them by followers is, IMHO, the worst and most obnoxious thing about the movement. This is likely... (more)

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by 10 · about 10 hours ago

So I am a 230lb 5'10" guy who works out on a regular basis. My understanding is that my base caloric needs should be around 2,700 and with my work outs I burn about 700 calories in an hour 3 days a week. The rest of the days are a crap shoot, it... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · January 10, 2012 at 7:41 AM

Get rid of the flaxseed and almond milk. Make sure you are getting Vitamin D and FishOil.

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by 514 · about 10 hours ago

On my 2 lifting days I think tubers are great, but on off/light activity days I'm interested in staying out of Ketosis without them. Given that, I'm aiming for 50 % Carbs from Veg (Carrots,onion..) and 50 % Carbs from fruit. Do you guys think for... (more)

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conciliator 0 · December 20, 2011 at 3:35 AM

100g of carbs will keep you out of ketosis for the most part. Fruit would be slightly more helpful in this regard, but I don't think you should worry about the differences as they are miniscule. And no, that's not too much fruit.

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by 35 · about 10 hours ago

Wondering what they taste like and whether they might be a good addition to a paleo/primal diet. Seems like tubers could be a decent non-grain staple that could be home-grown - I'm considering growing them next year. Apparently they are similar to... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · December 17, 2011 at 11:27 PM

I have tried both of these actually, only one time and in the same meal! I noticed on the site it says they are from South America- my mom remembers having these as a kid in Hawaii, not sure if they are popular there or if it was just my mom's... (more)

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by 11152 · about 10 hours ago

This is a slightly different question from "Are tubers Paleo?" ( http://paleohacks.com/questions/1023/are-tubers-paleo#axzz1eppVBla4 ), being that tubers ARE Paleo--no doubt about that. What I don't understand is why it's even up for debate in the... (more)

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MayaBee 0 · November 27, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Tubers are Paleo - I thought some people were only excluding them to lessen the starch - but I can't understand a statement which says they are not paleo. I am an Australian archaeologist who works on a daily basis with paleolithic sites (being... (more)

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by 1037 · about 10 hours ago

So I was reading an article on WholeHealthSource.com about the importance of fiber in the human diet (which I highly recommend everyone here read: http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2009/12/butyric-acid-ancient-controller-of.html) and one of... (more)

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Chris_Antenucci 0 · November 12, 2011 at 8:15 AM

We should keep in mind that if they did eat grains they probably took steps to make them more digestible by fermenting them. Also, what the researchers call "grains" aren't the grains that the agricultural revolution started mass producing many... (more)

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by 1353 · about 10 hours ago

Any restaurant that doesn't cook their fries in canola or any non omega 6 dominant oil???

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Adam_4 0 · November 07, 2011 at 5:49 PM

This isn't a direct answer, but Gibble's potato chips are cooked in lard. They're based in PA, but are sold in stores here in VA. They even have an explanation on the back of the bag explaining how vegetable oil is made and why they don't use it. (more)

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by 1054 · about 11 hours ago

I???ll start by saying that I really enjoy reading and participating in this site and I particularly am in awe of its excellent features such as badges, reputation, upvotes, comments, upvotes on comments, etc. I don???t know if this is unique or... (more)

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Stabby 0 · August 05, 2011 at 2:26 AM

(warning, long rambling post, might be repetitive and have errors) The way to resolve the problem of people who have good metabolic health telling those who don't what they can and can't do is resolved by proportioning one's beliefs to the... (more)

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by 18412 · about 11 hours ago

Have we really examined the long term effects that regular and significant consumption of starchy tubers has on the pancreas? My reason for asking is quite personal. My mother died at the ripe old age of 45 from pancreatic cancer (many consider... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · July 06, 2011 at 7:05 PM

I'll try to provide a balanced perspective on this based on what I know. If you examine human history, you realize that most hunter-gatherer diets were starch-based. The so called Paleolithic diet based on ice-age, carnivorous hunters that... (more)

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by 5132 · about 11 hours ago

Are there antinutrients in all tubers? I am assuming that parsnips and carrots are tubers. Is there a compelling reason to peel them? All the cooking videos on Youtube show parnips being peeled. I'm just not so sure why that's necessary when... (more)

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Jay_9 0 · May 30, 2011 at 2:49 AM

The reason to peel potatoes is not phytic acid (the anti-nutrient you are talking about) in the skin, but rather the solanine (potato toxin) in the skin (and who knows what types of fungi and molds make up the random array of surface defects on a... (more)

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by 194 · about 11 hours ago

I have been really getting into tubers these days and I'm wonder what is the stance on cassava.

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · March 08, 2011 at 3:03 AM

:( people, whether or not something is paleo or not has absolutely nothing to do with the presence of food toxins or whether or not it can only be consumed cooked. There is ample evidence that early humans ate foods with ample amounts of toxins... (more)

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by 4283 · about 11 hours ago

I had some today and they were good. How good were they though? Are they acceptable to eat?

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Eva 0 · January 15, 2011 at 2:57 AM

Tubers like taro are paleo but some may have issues with the higher levels of starch. I'd treat them similar to sweet potatoes,-good for weight gain, bad for weight loss, good for nutrition and those who need calories, bad for those with bad blood... (more)

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by 3509 · about 11 hours ago

I wonder if sweet potatoes are just "tolerated" or actually encouraged in the Paleo Diet. While humans evolved eating tubers for perhaps 500.000 years, the actual tubers consumed should have been African varieties. Sweet potatoes originate from... (more)

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Eva 0 · December 16, 2010 at 6:25 PM

Depends on your situation. If you have blood sugar issues, then steer clear. If you are trying to loss weight, keep intake to a minimum. If you are of good weight with healthy blood sugar control, IMO, they are fine. If you are of good weight... (more)

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by 509 · about 11 hours ago

I know I could probably just Google this, but I'll bet one of you paleo-cyclopedias has the answer at the ready: I've had a bag of organic sweet potatoes from Trader Joe's for maybe 10 days, and they're starting to "bud" a bit. Being the lazy,... (more)

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aris 0 · September 03, 2010 at 2:47 AM

Sweet potatoes aren't in the same family as traditional potatoes, and are not nightshades (traditional potatoes are in the family Solanaceae, while sweet potatoes are in the family Convolvulaceae). So their shoots, flowers, and roots are not... (more)

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by 56616 · about 11 hours ago

Most of the arguments seem to be that they have antinutrients, so they aren't paleo. But that doesn't make much sense to me since nearly every plant contains antinutrients.

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Paleo_Dave 0 · February 27, 2010 at 7:03 PM

Great question. The prevalence of the AMY1 gene in humans seems to suggest that tubers were an important part of our evolutionary past. AMY1 codes the amylase enzyme in saliva which is responsible for breaking starch down to simple sugars. ... (more)

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by 60 · October 31, 2014 at 3:56 AM

What does this word mean I see it a lot on this site

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daz 0 · December 19, 2012 at 9:07 AM

you may be thinking of a Tuba (different spelling), it's a brass wind instrument. (more)

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by 144 · October 31, 2014 at 3:55 AM

I have been literally having green peas, carrots and butter for breakfast, lunch and dinner for about 2 months already. I haven't eaten this in a couple of years and taking a break from the ratatouille and spinach was all I needed. However, it... (more)

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CD 0 · November 26, 2012 at 1:40 PM

peas are, botanically speaking, legumes. Thus many will tell you they are shunned and totally un-paleo. I think that is ridiculous. Peas are literally loaded with nutrients, a great vegetable source of iron and calcium. A true, fully... (more)

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by 20353 · October 31, 2014 at 3:30 AM

Your friend wants to gain 5 lbs of muscle. Your friend is not currently lifting weights. You set them up with some resources for lifting and then give what advise with regards to diet? Do you fall in the whey cassein camp? Eggs? Dairy?... (more)

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by 3690 · October 31, 2014 at 3:05 AM

If I'd like to add sources of carb in my diet while focusing on limiting fructose, what would be the best choices? Any charts out there comparing the different fruits and tubers in terms of fructose content? I hear a lot about roots and tubers... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · August 21, 2010 at 7:30 PM

Cordain has a chart listing Fructose content of Fruit http://www.thepaleodiet.com/nutritional_tools/fruits_table.html

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by 1600 · October 30, 2014 at 4:06 AM

Im sorry but before processing starchy tubers really are not edible. It would be like biting into a hard rock and not likely to be recognized as food (even if its not overtly toxic). So we probably boiled them or bake them no biggie right? But if... (more)

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balor123 0 · April 23, 2012 at 7:20 PM

What's important is that we have a good amount of evidence that our ancestors and modern day hunter gatherers regularly eat starchy tubers. The evidence for grains is mixed at best. There seems to be some evidence that hominids been dabbling with... (more)

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by 4258 · October 30, 2014 at 3:55 AM

Hey all, In my last run to the store, I bought a tiny bag of Deep River Rosemary & Olive Oil chips, an old favorite. Though they were pretty cheap, I think I'd have more fun making my own. Especially since I was going to make kale chips soon... (more)

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · January 27, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Hi Caleb, Here is a recipe for you to make sweet potato chips. http://paleodish.com/2010/12/18/sweet-potato-chips/

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