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by 226 · August 09, 2014 at 2:44 AM

After reading this article (http://www.vox.com/xpress/2014/8/6/5974989/kale-ca... I wasn't sure whether there was much of an advantage to making sure I alternate between eating brussell sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower.At Trader Joes & Whole... (more)

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glib 0 · August 06, 2014 at 11:22 PM

that is right. they are all brassica, and goitrogenic, and as you say, with similar nutrient levels. varied foods means having a grazing strategy, like a goat or a deer. You eat from many plants daily to spread and minimize the toxins, but you... (more)

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by 0 · July 21, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Let's just say that, for argument's sake, I was getting all of my nutrients from animal-based foods like beef liver, pastured eggs, wild sockeye, bone broth etc. Are vegetables and fruit still necessary and what would I be deficient in? I eat... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 19, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Survive vs thrive. You can survive without veggies, but not likely thrive without them. Toss beef, chicken, pork (8 oz each), salmon (4 ounces) and eggs (6) into Cronometer and see what numbers show up. That's nearly my calorie needs… but... (more)

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by 0 · June 05, 2014 at 4:21 PM

I've decided to become paleo due to an insulin resistance, and migraines. I'm also concerned about my weight and I just want to generally become healthier. Now, I'm sort of picky but I'm open to trying new things. I love all fruits and meats, but... (more)

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TheHealthyCornerStore 0 · June 05, 2014 at 3:53 AM

Fruit has too much sugar so you'll want to keep your fruit consumption down to a minimum: try to limit it to 1-2 servings. If you eat more than that in the beginning of your paleo journey, don't stress. Just try to taper it off and experiment with... (more)

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by 0 · April 23, 2014 at 8:15 AM

A quick tip on how to check the quality of your asparagus. Asparagus when fresh have a waxy coating on it. Sometimes when you buy store bought or on the farmers market they can be weeks and weeks old and the sugars break down the waxy skin... (more)

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andrew 0 · April 23, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Another one is - if it is REALLY fresh, there will be sap exuding from the bottom of the stalk. If the bottom of the stalk is dry and woody - it is getting on in age!

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by 0 · April 05, 2014 at 3:22 AM

I consider myself mostly a crap cook, I never experiment as I usually balls things up and that's half why Paleo has worked so well for me purely because being so healthy is so simple...(Generally..) I'm looking to modify the tastes of... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · April 05, 2014 at 2:56 AM

Pick flavors you like. Try spices until you figure out which you like. Thyme, oregano, and cilantro are my go-to herbs. Paprika, cumin, black pepper are my go-to spices. Other go-to flavorants: garlic, ginger, fish sauce, tamarind,... (more)

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by 10984 · March 15, 2014 at 2:33 PM

http://jn.nutrition.org/content/127/10/2000.full Seems that fibers in leafy vegetables convert largely into O3 fatty acids in hominid models at a rate of approximately 170 calories per 100 grams. Does anyone have any evidence that humans... (more)

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thhq 0 · March 14, 2014 at 11:34 PM

I took raw spinach as a model leafy green. USDA lists 100g spinach as containing 23 calories using a normal human digestive system. Spinach is 91% water and even if the 9g dry solids was pure fat (which it's not - it's a mixture of digestible... (more)

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by 0 · February 26, 2014 at 12:19 PM

I've read a couple of times that vegetables actually increase intestinal permeability because they're insoluble or something. Here's a passage I recently found on this website: "Not to mention everytime you eat a plant food, either the... (more)

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moors 0 · February 26, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Here it is : http://paleohacks.com/questions/93839/candida-and-ketosis.html?page=2&pageSize=10&sort=votes No paleo fiber actually has ever been found to be bad as far as I can tell. Insoluble fiber being abrasive etc is a... (more)

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by 0 · February 17, 2014 at 1:23 PM

I'm trying to figure out if counting vegetable calories are even worth it. I eat about 1500 cal a day and I'd like to cut it down to about 1350. But I look back at my food and it is all SO incredibly healthy, and almost completely paleo, as... (more)

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RonBurgundy 0 · February 17, 2014 at 7:43 AM

Try it and see.

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by 5 · February 11, 2014 at 1:23 PM

What I found interesting with this site though I haven't read much yet is this: "The Wai Diet contains: - Fruit (raw, can be juiced or sundried) - Oil/fat (mainly olive oil and coconut oil, both extra virgin, cold... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · February 11, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Raw foodism silliness.

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by 0 · January 11, 2014 at 9:45 PM

So, I've been moderately paleo for roughly 3-4 months now. Overall, I stick to a routine food regimen (mainly organic). I eat a lot of eggs. A lot. Sometimes for breakfast I'll eat buckwheat cereal with apples in coconut milk. This morning I... (more)

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tricci 0 · January 11, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Find some slow cooker and casserole recipes that look good to you. Take an afternoon once a week and prep what you'll need for your slow cooker meals and make a couple of casseroles that day as well. Make enough food that you can eat for the... (more)

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by 0 · January 07, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Hey everyone! Doing great with Paleo still and loving it :) been doing it for 6 weeks now (had a few treats over the holidays...) but back on track! I feel like I am not eating enough veggies! On the Paleo diet, I don't eat as much... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · January 06, 2014 at 11:58 PM

that's way more veggies than i eat!! i usually do 1 cup a day tops (including breakfast/lunch/dinner).

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by 0 · December 25, 2013 at 12:27 PM

I LOVE onions! I could eat them until they come out of my ears! I know they are super healthy for you and have quite a bit of anti-oxidants in them. I eat probably 1 small to medium onion a day. While I'm on paleo, I'm trying to lose weight and... (more)

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Nvor 0 · December 19, 2013 at 3:44 PM

You know, onion, like hot peppers, is one of those foods that some people believe aren't "Paleo" because "no way anyone living in the wild could enjoy eating this raw". The people who say that are probably communists and should be federally... (more)

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by 2293 · December 10, 2013 at 10:11 PM

My mother in law uses vegetable oil (Crisco brand made from soybeans) to cook everything. She is Chinese and insists on using it despite us asking her not to. We have even purchased other options (coconut oil, lard, even high oleic... (more)

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Matt_61 0 · December 10, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Once or twice a week isn't going to be THAT detrimental. But it depends on why you're paleo really. If you're dealing with some pretty bad inflammation then it would help to avoid it. You could always make sure you're getting enough omega 3 to... (more)

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by 0 · November 22, 2013 at 9:42 PM

I love vegetables, especially cruciferous vegetables and onions. I get inflammatory responses by way of swelled eyes & hands, headache, ringing in my ears...literally feel like I have a hangover. I have read that prolonged cooking is... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Aren't tomatoes, egg plant, bell peppers and apples high in lectins? Why then allowed on paleo diet?

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by 145 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

I have a load of sea spaghetti and mixed shredded sea veg. I've been adding it to recipes but want some proper recipes! The shredded sea veg is a problem to soak as it is in small pieces and turns into small pieces of gloopy seaweed when soaked.... (more)

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Beth_15 0 · August 25, 2013 at 6:52 PM

http://koreanfood.about.com/od/soupsandstews/r/miyukgook.htm love this and it's obv. very healthy

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

I work on an oil rig and have limited options as far as food. They cook all of our meals for us, which usually consists of breaded, fried, cheesy food. I have figured out a system which keeps me as paleo as possible out here: Breakfast- bacon... (more)

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daz 0 · August 25, 2013 at 12:59 AM

plug your foods into something like cronometer.com to see if you are missing or short of anything over a period of time. if you do decide to supplement, you do not need to necessarily supplement every day, once a week may be fine. Jaminet has... (more)

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by 215 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I'm a great cook, so taking any food and basing a recipe around it and making it taste good is no problem. I usually get alot of my vegetables from soups/stews. I'm just asking on you opinions on wether you like your soup to be cooked and blended... (more)

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glib 0 · August 15, 2013 at 3:31 AM

It depends. Sorrel soup (sorrel, potato, onions) and squash soup (squash), I prefer blended. Summer corn-tomato chowder (corn, tomato, and whatever is in the garden, usually zucchini, and onions) I prefer in pieces.

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by 7292 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I was reading a post where someone claimed to not be getting variety since switching to a paleo diet, and I found that baffling since my own food variety has increased substantially since going paleo. I remember reading a while back that upwards... (more)

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Anon_9 0 · August 13, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Some people do like I did when I tried Atkins a couple of decades ago and just eat salami and cheese. It got really depressing because I really like food variety. Now that I'm more paleo and eating to be healthy (not to lose weight, although... (more)

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by 26 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Since I lift weights, I'm not crazy about the idea of going a whole day without eating much protein. Having said that, my friend said she only ate raw veg/fruit for one day and felt great afterward. Is there any health benefit to this? Would... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · June 27, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Preface: I'm inherently skeptical of all cleanses. I don't think just not consuming food for a period somehow makes your body expel all toxins. Of course, permanently stopping consumption of any food containing toxins WILL work, but it's not the... (more)

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by 48 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I mean, raw cauliflower is icky to me, but cooked is so much yummier! I find this true for a lot of veggies? Why is that? I mean does that mean cooked is better than raw?

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coyote_1 0 · June 15, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Cooking your veggies does break down fiber and makes them easier to digest. The nutrients are more available for your body. (http://www.healingnaturallybybee.com/articles/veg3.php) This could explain why they are so yummier and more nourishing... (more)

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Dear community, I have kinda odd problem. I'm on gluten free diet and lactose free diet for almost 3 years already but I still have problems with foul, excessive gas that smells like rotten eggs (additional symptom is bloating). All my blood... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · July 17, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Google FODMAPS....

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by 496 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I like vegetables because they always add something to a dish and without them you wouldnt be able to hit your daily vitmains/minerals. So how much do you eat per day on average as i dont want to eat too much like kale (where i get thyroid... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 06, 2013 at 7:57 PM

Can't say I've run into too many vegetables in my experience. Generally I'm eating around 2-3 pounds of plant matter daily, not all fiberous, but a good amount of it is.

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by 777 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I've somewhat narrowed it down & i seem to have digestion issues with some vegetables, i won't go into the gruesome details (unless asked) but whenever i have some red meat, especially beef, the issue completely goes away. I'm thinking that... (more)

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haley12 0 · June 06, 2013 at 1:34 PM

It could be that your stomach just isn't built to handle so many raw veggies (and thus insoluble fiber). The fact that you have started eating raw vegetables at the same time that you've started having digestive problems points to an issue with... (more)

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by 292 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Hi guys and gals.. I'm buying fresh meat and vegetables at the moment which is costing me a fortune! I am going to keep up with the fresh meat but am considering buying frozen veg because it really is so expensive and also goes off so quick! Is... (more)

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Marcy_5 0 · June 05, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Frozen veggies are often times healthier than veggies from the supermarket because they are flash frozen right after picking.The veggies in the grocery store could have been sitting around for WEEKs before they came home with you. That being... (more)