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by 25 · about 5 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 5 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 292 · about 6 hours ago

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 108 · about 6 hours ago

Hello! Sometimes I am not super hungry and I don't want to eat a big meal with meat or fish. Then I would like to eat some veggie or fruit. Since I try to reduce fruit consume I like to eat some veggies, but which ones? What would you recommend as... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 30, 2013 at 9:49 AM

An avocado filled with some nut butter of choice in the gap, or just toped with honey/balsamic vinegar, cocoa powder, or even dijon maille mustard, pick your choice. Gaspachio with some chopped vegetables in it like onion, peppers, etc What about... (more)

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by 589 · about 6 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 6 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 6 hours ago

Hi, I'm quite new to Paleo, and I have a question about ways of preparing veggies and nutritional benefits. What will be the most beneficial/healthy way to enjoy veggies. Roasted? Fresh? Stir-fried? Cooked? Thanks!

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Lesley_1 0 · December 23, 2012 at 1:08 AM

Dolev, the most nutritious veggies are the ones you eat! As much as us paleo folks want to do everything perfectly with regard to nutrition, variety is paramount. If you were to stick to one "optimal" cooking method, you'd get bored very... (more)

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by 370 · about 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 5 · about 6 hours ago

I am new to paleo and am not sure what I can eat. I cut out carbs from my diet, but I eat plenty of fresh veggies, I want to know if sweet potatoes and corn on the cob are alright to eat and are there any fresh veggies and fruits I should stay... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 07, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Short beginner's answer: anything that isn't processed 'cept grains and legumes. Strive for the highest quality protein sources: grass-fed/pastured beef, wild caught seafood, uncured meats (like uncured bacon or sausage). Longer answer ... You... (more)

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by 13 · about 6 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 6 hours ago

Anyone know where I can buy some dehydrated veggie chips that are Paleo friendly? The only ones I've seen in stores and on Amazon have cooked in Canola Oil. Thanks!

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paleohacks 0 · January 09, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Probably the best way would be to get a dehydrator and make your own using coconut oil. I love the (expensive) multi-coloured ones with plantains and assorted veggies. At least Canola is better than soy .

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by 3742 · about 6 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 6 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 6 hours ago

I'm just curious what Probiotic species you get with different fermented food and in what concentration for equivalent weight of food? For example sauerkraut vs. yogurt or kimchi vs. kefir?Any studies or comparative data on this? TIA.

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paleohacks 0 · October 28, 2011 at 12:19 AM

Here are some probiotic cultures from kefir: From: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3064404/ Some of the bacteria that were identified in kefir include: Lactobacillus brevis, Lb. helveticus, Lb. kefir, Lb. viridescens, Lb. casei,... (more)

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by 6229 · about 6 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 1600 · about 6 hours ago

I am very confused with what my body is doing on this diet. I have never been on a "diet" (beyond don't eat crap) before so I am new to this. I am following the high fat mod protein and low carb plan currently. I used fitday at first just to get a... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · September 22, 2011 at 6:16 AM

Be patient. It's normal. Everyone adjusts differently. Your body is detoxing & renourishing itself at the same time. It took me about 6 weeks to get over "carb flu" and 4 months to "settle" my metabolism into fat-burning more often. It... (more)

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by 24538 · about 6 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 18412 · about 6 hours ago

Just saw the other thread on juicing veggies, and it really got me thinking about busting out the ol' Vitamix that I spent $400 on at the Del Mar fair. I don't want to 'juice' veggies as the other post describes. I want to put the whole thing in... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · June 21, 2011 at 9:03 PM

My favorite veggie smoothie : handful of cilantro, big handful of spinach, half of a cucumber, a little lime juice, one small avocado, a pinch of sea salt, a pinch of chipotle powder, enough water to blend...when it's pretty blended, I drizzle in... (more)

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by 157 · about 6 hours ago

Hi guys! So,I started eating full on primal just yesterday(no really,yesterday!). I eliminated from my diet flour and its products,sugar,vegetable oils and pretty much everything that is proccessed apart from bacon,butter,coconut milk and coconut... (more)

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Dexter 0 · May 13, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Do not forget coconut oil which has 117 of good saturated fat. Fry your eggs in the coconut oil. Salad greens with olive oil and vinegar. Yams/sweetpotatoes are excellent. Microwave til slightly soft, slice off rounds and panfry in coconut oil... (more)

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by 422 · about 6 hours ago

So I've been reading on here about the dangers of fructose, and fruit takes up probably 1/3rd of my diet. I don't really like vegetables, I try to eat them occasionally and I'm working up to them more often...but I just HATE them, I really... (more)

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Jonathan_1 0 · March 10, 2011 at 10:04 PM

This should do the trick http://www.thepaleodiet.com/nutritional_tools/fruits_table.html http://thepaleodiet.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Fruits-Sugars.html (Edit 29-04-11 - seems to have moved, thanks to oak0y for pointing this out... (more)

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by 116 · about 6 hours ago

Just recently, I accidentally discovered something really strange. If I eat meat first in my meal, I get some rash, or inflammation reaction or whatever you call it, usually on my face, but had some on my chest and back before, it ranges from 1-3... (more)

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by 4163 · about 7 hours ago

Following on from the broth question, what are some good paleo sources of magnesium and potassium? Broth doesn't have that much apparently. Seeds have loads but are too high in linoleic acid, ditto nuts (or 200g macadamia nuts, which would be... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · April 29, 2010 at 3:15 PM

This is a very quick calculation using fitday.com from some random paleoish foods just to give an idea. The percentages are of the RDA for the mineral. 1 oz almonds. 19% magnesium. 1 tin sardines. 10% potassium. 9% magnesium. 0.25 cup dried... (more)

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