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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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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 · 2 minutes 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 1489 · 2 minutes ago

Quite literally, which ones are ok to eat raw? Or is it ok to just eat all vegetables raw so long as you find them palatable? I was thinking about carrying around some sweet potato to eat kind of like an apple because I believe starches are better... (more)

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wickedween 0 · April 18, 2012 at 9:51 PM

I believe you should cook potatoes. I cook my veggies, except for when I am eating a salad, because I digest them better that way.

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by 88 · 2 minutes 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 · 2 minutes 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 · 2 minutes 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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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 · 9 minutes ago

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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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 0 · 11 minutes 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 · 11 minutes 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 · 11 minutes 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 · 12 minutes 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 · 12 minutes 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 · 12 minutes 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 · 15 minutes ago

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

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by 7292 · 16 minutes 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 53 · 18 minutes 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 · 19 minutes 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 · 19 minutes 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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by 787 · 19 minutes ago

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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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)

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by 90 · 19 minutes ago

Hi there, I am currently living in an apartment with a decent sized walkable balcony that gets about 7 to 9 hours of direct sunlight a day. I want to start my own vegetable garden but I am not sure where to begin, I just want to keep it as simple... (more)

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Sara_17 0 · May 25, 2013 at 5:02 AM

I have some heirloom tomato plants coming to me in a week or so, and I've already bought a lettuce "garden" (planter with several lettuce varieties already growing) which has been hanging out in an area with mostly shade and seems to be doing... (more)

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I bought these at the grocery store yesterday, but everything was labelled in french at the store and I can't remember what they were called. Can you help me identify these fruits & veggies, and how they would generally be prepared? Image of... (more)

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CoconutBliss 0 · May 19, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Cilantro/coriander Artichoke. Click here on how to prepare. I think VB could be right with Loquat if it looks like this inside Grenadilla (you answered that yourself) Mango Kale - simply saute this with some coconut oil or butter. Delish! (more)

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