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by 5 · about 1 hour ago

How much to cruciferous vegetables affect iodine absorption? I like eating raw kale at cafes and in smoothes when I'm out. If I was to consume seaweed like nori how much would this help if goitrogens interfere iodine absorbtion?

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

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 0 · about 1 hour ago

I've only recently started a paleo-like diet (I'm not too strict on the diary) and when I started I felt great and lost 25 pounds (and still losing upto 1.5 lbs a week). My question is: How would one go about maximizing their nutritional intake?... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · October 05, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Congrats on the weight loss to date! You're on the right track with buying organic produce, although genetic contamination from GMO crops is quickly rendering that designation meaningless. If you don't already eat chia seeds, work them into your... (more)

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by 357 · about 1 hour ago

I've noticed that most people on paleohacks seem to eat mostly meat vs. mostly fruits and vegetables. I myself have been eating more meat and at first felt great now not so much. I'm wondering if anyone primarily eats vegetables nuts and fruits... (more)

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Jamie_14 0 · October 05, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Volume wise, I eat about half and half. Perhaps more veg/fruit especially when you count in nuts or fruit. Calories wise I eat more from the animal products (including dairy and eggs). Weight wise, its probably slightly more animal.... (more)

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by 88 · about 1 hour ago

for example veggies like : spinach, alfa alfa/kaiware sprouts, carrots, beets, tomatoes, broccoli jicama etc or are they primal?

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Paleo_Seb 0 · September 26, 2010 at 11:37 PM

Yes they are. Where it becomes un-paleo is when you eat only salad, then you're in vegetarian land. I never eat sprouts like alfalfa sprouts though and they tend to be higher in lectins and phytates because they just came out of their legume state. (more)

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by 90 · about 1 hour ago

Hi, Which fruits and vegetables are heathier cooked than raw? I was thinking that maybe carrots are heathier cooked because it is easier to digest. Thanks, Philip

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Dan 0 · August 09, 2010 at 6:33 PM

From a recent NPR piece entitled "Food for Thought: Meat-Based Diet Made Us Smarter"... (Funny, I thought you had to be a vegan to report for NPR ;-) As we slice up the turnip and put the potatoes in a pot, Wrangham explains that even... (more)

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by 699 · about 1 hour ago

What is the rationale behind washing fruits and vegetables?

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paleohacks 0 · June 15, 2010 at 3:15 AM

Commercially grown produce is sprayed with wax, pesticides, chlorine derivatives, etc. You do want to wash to get a least some of it off. Ingestion of some of those things over time can't be good for you. This all in addition to what Andrea is... (more)

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by 226 · about 1 hour ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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 10994 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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 2303 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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

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by 145 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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 7292 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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 53 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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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