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by 0 · about 10 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 598 · about 10 hours ago

I'm getting a new BBQ/Grill today and I'm thrilled! I know for the most part how to do meat on it but what are some of the best veggies to grill, and how do you go about it? What about tubers and other USO's? Also, can you do liver on the... (more)

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bbisesi 0 · May 04, 2014 at 7:12 PM

throw veggies directly on grill either plain or with some rub and olive oil on em. Whole mushrooms are fantastic grilled, as are peppers. Eggplant and summer squash are very good too. With onions, a grill pan or foil may help just cause they... (more)

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by 598 · about 10 hours ago

Eating seasonally makes perfect sense and goes along with other paleo doctrine but I naturally question all things. I've been tentatively eating seasonally too, but not taking it too seriously. CW says that the human diet in temperate... (more)

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raydawg 0 · March 25, 2014 at 5:29 PM

In a word, fructose. Fructose signals our bodies to pack on stores for the winter. Fructose is available in large amounts only at the end of summer, when ripe fruits are abundant. So we pack on the fat to be able to survive the lean times. (more)

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by 25 · about 10 hours ago

For a couple of years I've had consistent bloating, which is always most extreme in what I've figured is my colon, on the right side of my abdomen. When it's most inflamed and sausage-like it's usually accompanied by wild gas and gurgling, so it... (more)

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rewdy 0 · March 15, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Hello. I'm no expert on this, but if you're been following paleo and you're still having the trouble you're having, you might want to evaluate which paleo foods you're eating. Robb Wolf has on his website a paleo protocol for people with... (more)

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by 598 · about 10 hours ago

So I'm eating salads again and would like to know what sort of easy, quick, relatively painless yet delectable and nutritious salads you guys like to prepare. Fire off! And hey: if you want to offer a complicated, convoluted salad recipe I... (more)

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ge110 0 · January 26, 2014 at 5:55 AM

I buy the organic pre-washed greens from earthbound. Their 50/50 spinach/spring mix + left over turkey, tomato, onion, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper BOOM awesome salad. Add feta for extra awesome.

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by 10 · about 10 hours ago

Ok so, I've been eating a very strict paleo for a month. Not whole 30, but lots of protein, veggies (broccoli, cauliflower rice, spaghetti squash, zucchini, tomatoes, carrots, cabbage- all vegetables available, I eat it) all mixed differently to... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · August 29, 2013 at 3:46 AM

Quit eating broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and maybe the avocados too for a few weeks and see if that helps, the first 3 are all known to be bloat inducers and major sources of gas for many people (avocados some people have trouble with,... (more)

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

So my problem is.. One hour after eating veggies my stomach makes a gurgling noise and I have very loose stool. I was on a fat fast/zero carb eating plan for 7 days ( some days less than 10 g carbs, most days in the 18-30 range). I just brought... (more)

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by 723 · about 10 hours ago

I have noticed that the past few times I have eaten boiled vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage), I have had terrible abdominal and intestinal bloating. It is not really painful, just uncomfortable. Lots of air in my stomach and intestines.... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · June 26, 2013 at 12:57 AM

Are you super positive it's not WHICH vegetables you're choosing to cook? The ones you listed are all part of the brassica family which are high in FODMAPS, so they are really gassy for a lot of people. Have you eaten all 3 of these raw with... (more)

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by 589 · about 11 hours ago

I have come to the realization my body does not like fiber and/or starch. Yesterday I ate some spaghetti squash and celery root-- my stomach was so bloated and I was in such pain for the entire day. I have tried digestive enzymes and HCL nothing... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 16, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Sounds like you are FODMAPS-intolerant. It's trial & error to find out what YOU tolerate, but here's a link that may help: http://www.eat-real-food-paleodietitian.com/paleo-diet-and-fodmap.html (more)

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by 53 · about 11 hours ago

Hi, I know I have a leaky gut and candida. I've been treating the candida for over 6 mo now. I react to a lot of foods by acne/breaking out. I have been drinking water kefir without any problem. I had a problem with most veggies, but Betaine... (more)

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by 10 · about 11 hours ago

Hi there, my 17 month old is still breastfeeding and we are trying to eat as much paleo as we can. We didn't really introduce his first fruits until he was around 10 months old. When he started when other foods he loved fish and meat and veggies... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · December 20, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Sounds like a normal 2 year old learning that he has some control over his environment by using the word "no" and he is testing the laws of gravity, too. But your job is to parent him, because you know what's best for him. IMHO the WORST thing... (more)

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by 19120 · about 11 hours ago

Ronald Post, Obese Death Row Inmate, Fights Execution In Ohio So, the legal side of the article is interesting as it is, but that's a discussion for a legalhacks site. ;-) In the nutrition and health side, some points stood out. The Ohio... (more)

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August 0 · December 06, 2012 at 8:11 PM

A boatload of soy, wheat, dairy, Omega-6 and, possibly, intelligence. The guy was already overweight. I'd imagine it's plausible he had an intuitive sense of what made him fat and he just went with it. It is also plausible he was just... (more)

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by 789 · about 11 hours ago

Really striving to incorporate more vegetables into my routine. What's your favorite veggie centered meal?

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paleohacks 0 · November 12, 2012 at 5:35 AM

Why? Either you like 'em or you don't. They aren't magic. Within the context of a Paleo Diet, in other words no processed crap to get addicted to, I personally think your appetite can regulate your intake. Don't you think if your body needed... (more)

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by 748 · about 11 hours ago

Lately my only form of fiber is from steamed veggies, but I've noticed no matter what I ALWAYS get bloated after eating any sort of vegetable unless it is a leafy green (e.g spinach, kale, romaine) which have far less fiber than other veggies (e.g... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · September 27, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Google FODMAPS. Sounds like you are intolerant, like me. And fiber is overrated. Make sure you are sufficient in Magnesium to avoid constipation.

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by 370 · about 11 hours ago

I am a vegetable evangelist: I grew up eating fast food (literally five nights a week) and I didn't eat vegetables at all until a college boyfriend showed me that they weren't so bad when prepared correctly. Since then I've done a lot of dietary... (more)

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PaleoMon 0 · September 27, 2012 at 8:17 PM

I've noticed issues with nightshades for myself (tomato, eggplant, pepper & spiced derived from). My symptoms are gastrointestinal. I have a friend who is allergic to certain vegetable skin... potato, apple, carrot. Her lips, tongue and... (more)

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by 608 · about 11 hours ago

I dont like most green leafy vegetables because they are bitter and dont satiate me,unless they are drenched in olive or avocado oil. Plus they cost too much. Too expensive for not much caloric return. The only veggies i like are mostly dense... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 18, 2012 at 2:47 AM

You can survive veggie free, though I'm sure that's not optimal. Plants have a lot of goodies in them that animals don't, and not just vitamins/minerals identified as essential. Not to mention it's rather unnatural, humans evolved eating plant... (more)

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by 148 · about 11 hours ago

I know the Paleo community tends to be "meat meat meat" minded. Which is awesome-- I love meat as much as the next person. And butter. But anyway, my question is about vegetables. I tend to like a lot of volume when I eat--I'm kind of an admitted... (more)

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Varelse 0 · August 06, 2012 at 5:18 AM

Welcome to PaleoHacks! Don't feel bad about being a n00b! We all were at one time and this is how we learn - both asking questions and answering them! I don't think you can over-do it on the non-starchy veggies unless you fill up on them to the... (more)

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by 1178 · about 11 hours ago

So, if I buy organic vegetables, is there really a need to peel them? After looking through Well Feed and seeing a roasted carrot recipe that said something about peeling them it got me thinking, does it really matter? I'm not super lazy, but it... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 13, 2012 at 1:25 PM

I never peel carrots, and sometimes wash them, sometimes don't. I feel we are to sanitized in society and that leads to weakened immune systems. I haven't been sick in years. My brother's family uses purell all the time, wash everything... (more)

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by 20 · about 11 hours ago

Do you find that raw is significantly better than steamed or grilled? (Personally, I eat a lot of raw veggies during the day while I'm at work)

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Thomy 0 · April 05, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Mix them to get the most benefit. Cooking lowers vitamin content but improves general digestion and breakdown of the plant matter b/c the plant cells are getting damaged due to the heat. Raw preserves some vitamines and beneficial soil... (more)

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by 13 · about 11 hours ago

About a week ago, we got a Juicer and it has been fun coming up with new drinks with extra veggie servings for our 2 year old, being the picky eater. Has any one here tried it and do you have any veggie combo recipes? My son's favorite is the... (more)

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monaLisa 0 · February 22, 2012 at 4:10 PM

I do smoothies not juices so they get the whole vegetable. My favorite is strawberry with beets, spinach, banana and coconut milk. 3 tricks to getting your little one to eat more vegetables. This has worked with me. 1)Get the kids involved... (more)

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by 3742 · about 11 hours ago

Anyone rice anything besides Cauliflower? I'm wondering if broccoli or cabbage might work. A non-cruciferous option would be nice. Bonus points for finding a way to do it with leafy greens :)

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Jess_1 0 · December 13, 2011 at 3:50 AM

I've tried it with broccoli (actually, a mix of broccoli and cauliflower). IMO, it's too strongly flavored to serve the same role, though I suppose it would work well enough in a dish with complementary flavors. One of the benefits of cauliflower... (more)

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by 6087 · about 11 hours ago

After a month-long diet of (almost exclusively) eggs, ground beef, and liver, I'm sure that vegetables play some role in digestive health. Why does eating vegetables make me feel good? Soluble fiber? Folate? Nitrate? Some other micronutrient I'm... (more)

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Kation 0 · March 05, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Could be the vitamins and minerals, could be the antioxidants, could be the fiber, or could be (and probably is) some synergistic effect of all three. Check out Michael Pollan's "In Defense of Food." The point he makes is this: every time we... (more)

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by 6229 · about 11 hours ago

I want to buy a freezer for my the hubby and I (both Paleo but some dairy) to freeze some farmer's markets produce and pastured meats for winter when my local farmer's markets end around Thanksgiving. My goal is for the produce to cover from... (more)

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honeybee_1 0 · October 24, 2011 at 4:31 AM

Re: Ginger. I peel and grate it with a microplane and then form the past into a log shape and roll it in plastic wrap and put rubber bands on either end and freeze it. When I want some ginger, I just break off a piece and let it thaw for a few... (more)

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by 24538 · about 12 hours ago

What do you think of Nora Gedgaudas assertion that vegetables and soluble fiber were optional for our ice age predecessors, but are needed for an ongoing detox to deal with modern environmental exposures?

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · September 01, 2011 at 3:13 PM

I read that book and sold it without reviewing it because it wasn't really bad or good enough to be worth reviewing. It's not very scientific, though it pretends to be by using fancy words and concepts. I looked on Amazon to see where she mentions... (more)

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by 4276 · about 12 hours ago

So many of you know that I started paleo about 6 months ago after finally leaving the beer industry. I still have many friends there and an annual ritual that we have is a veggie dog eating contest at a neighborhood festival, that is coming up... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · July 07, 2011 at 7:08 PM

My first time off the wagon was a huge gluten fest. It left me with stomach cramps, bloating, severe indegestion and not to be gross but really bad trips to the toilet. I'm a go big or go home kinda gal like gilliebean mentioned above. To me, I... (more)

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