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by 743 · about 3 hours ago

Hello peeps. I'm currently looking for fruits that are super super high in vitamin c. I've been taking supplemental vitamin c (just plain-old ascorbic acid, 500 mg), but I feel like I'd benefit more if I got it in whole-food form. Also, I don't... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 19, 2013 at 3:57 PM

http://nutritiondata.self.com/foods-000101000000000000000-w.html :)

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by 3280 · about 3 hours ago

My chiropractor (with 38 years of experience) is adamant that my muscle cramping & twitching is from low calcium, and not now magnesium. Last year when I ruled out deficiencies of calcium & magnesium, I did so using pills. My doc asked:... (more)

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CaveMan_Mike 0 · July 11, 2013 at 8:20 PM

The high calcium doesn't doesn't seem to be the solution for my muscle cramping, edema, headache. I'm still experimenting, but the oxalates seem high on the suspect list. Mike

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by 1038 · about 3 hours ago

I had a long talk with a pretty knowledgeable guy at a Vitamin Shoppe a couple days ago and we got to talking about protein powders and the difference between fast absorbing proteins and slow absorbing proteins. He mentioned how whey gets... (more)

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source_bkz 0 · November 04, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Yes, fat does slow the absorption of protein, and whey powders absorb very quickly. (So quickly, in fact, that they, like fast-absorbing sugars, can impact your insulin response more than some people would like.) If you consume dairy, one... (more)

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by 100 · about 3 hours ago

My aunt-in-law has a number of health problems and has been asked to avoid carbs, salt, fat, and potassium as much as possible by her doctors while still keeping her calories up to 1200-1500 a day. I know this isn't a strictly paleo thing, but... (more)

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Diane_4 0 · October 25, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Low fat is usually a code-word for low animal fat so use avocados and olive oil, and just eat regular trimmed beef and skinless chicken rather than super rich ribeye steaks or bacon.

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by 28 · about 4 hours ago

I'm not a fan of the paleo diet, but it is the only solution to my issues. I push the limits to see what grains/foods I can tolerate and which I cannot. Recently I tried to go paleo for a whole day. At lunch I had vegetables, fruit and flavoured... (more)

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raydawg 0 · October 10, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Doing a single day of paleo, and failing at that, isn't going to do a thing for you. You'd need several weeks, preferably over a month, free of any problem foods. If you have issues with corn, you more than likely have the same issues with other... (more)

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by 1304 · about 4 hours ago

I travel a lot for work (4 days per week, every week) and so I spend a lot of time in hotels without kitchens and grabbing pre-cooked meals and snacks from wherever I can. Recently I started buying bags of organic peeled hard boiled eggs from... (more)

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Jen_20 0 · April 09, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Eggs that have been boiled can last in the fridge up to a week in their shells... if these are pre-peeled, have they had something added to them to preserve them? I think I'd make my own, if I were you, and shell hem in the morning before leaving... (more)

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by 1448 · about 4 hours ago

I have been on a mission to find or make the perfect alternative to a flour tortilla. Here is my standard for perfection. 1) it must be large and thin enough to wrap around food and make a "burrito" without falling apart. Not a taco a... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · March 06, 2012 at 10:51 PM

http://www.mypaleolife.com/paleo-diet-recipes/paleo-coconut-flour-tortillas I don't know if you could make them burrito worthy, but I like them for mu shu pork. (more)

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by 565 · about 4 hours ago

In Whole Foods, while most poultry receive an animal welfare rating of 1-3, the Cornish game hens are labelled as 5, which according to them means that they're pasture-raised. But does this absolutely guarantee that they're not grain fed? I'm... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · October 18, 2011 at 8:24 AM

A Cornish Game Hen is not really a breed of chicken, it is more a description of its age when sold in the shops sometimes called a Poussin. It is a type of Cornish-Rock, the hybrids that are the mainstay of the commercial broiler chicken... (more)

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by 1816 · about 4 hours ago

I pick up a produce CSA once a week, a meat CSA once a month and go to the farmer's market every week. I find myself at Trader Joe's at least twice a week and at Whole Foods a few times a month. A run of the mill standard grocery store is within... (more)

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Jesse_5 0 · October 01, 2011 at 11:06 PM

Never thought of this, but an interesting question. We live in a very rural area. I probably use 2 lunch hours picking up groceries during the week, and I use a full morning on the weekend driving 20 minutes in the other direction for our local... (more)

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by 12174 · about 4 hours ago

Me? I prepare for my hunt by shopping the overcrowded Whole Foods in the city with a very short list of items in mind. :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UFc1pr2yUU# I simply couldn't resist. :) (Feel free to close if you feel too off topic.) (more)

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Chickenosaurus_Rex 0 · June 20, 2011 at 4:13 PM

I park as far away from the doors as I can. There's always tie-ups at the front of the parking lot since the rest of the herd wants to park there. I keep my quiver and bow in the car since they scare vegans and vegetarians. I do take my list... (more)

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by 65 · about 4 hours ago

Here in NZ, we call these butternut. And what do I do with it? I possibly shouldn't have just bought it when at the supermarket without looking at what I can do with it first :P (more)

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Dexter 0 · May 14, 2011 at 2:34 AM

Bake the butternut squash in the oven about an hour at 375 or to the point when inserting a knife it slides in easily. Open up, keep the seeds, and eat the flesh with copious amounts of delicious grass fed butter. Spread the seeds out on a... (more)

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by 5629 · about 5 hours ago

Hey New York City Hackers, care to share your favorite places to buy food? Restaurants/produce stands/farmers markets/etc... Commodities Natural Food Market - in the E. Village on 1st Ave. It's a little Vegan/Grain centric, but they have GREAT... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · November 10, 2011 at 3:24 AM

Guys, please don't mention the raw d*a*iry stuff by name. Only that you know about it and people can privately email you for more info. A lot of these clubs have been extensively persecuted by the state and have already had to change their... (more)

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by 7292 · October 23, 2014 at 4:13 AM

In reading "Fat Chance" by Dr. Robert Lustig, he makes a thought provoking statement. "Real food doesn't have or need a nutrition label. The more labels you read the more garbage you're buying." After thinking about this, I realized that I... (more)

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Desmond 0 · August 15, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Eh I do a blend of both. As much as I would love to eat all whole/real foods, I do enjoy my almond milk and a few random things that require checking labels. For the most part it's meat, fat and veggies..but heck, I ain't perfect.

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by 41442 · October 23, 2014 at 3:34 AM

Going to to the "big city" tomorrow and thought I'd squeeze in a visit to Whole Foods and/or Trader Joes. Anything in particular there that I should stock up on that are otherwise hard to find in average grocery stores? I might just go marvel at... (more)

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by 24523 · October 23, 2014 at 3:23 AM

Do you have a complaint about something paleo-related? I sure do. Spew it out--but if you're going to spew, spew into this! (thanks Garth) Whole Foods- I used to shop at the discount-iest of the discount grocery stores before paleo. Now I shop... (more)

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ROB_3 0 · October 19, 2011 at 7:48 PM

I loved knowing nothing about food except that you could eat it. Now I know that tomatoes, potatoes, and peppers are nightshades. I know dairy has casein and lactose, which are potentially problematic. That legumes and nuts have phytic acid and... (more)

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by 1055 · October 23, 2014 at 3:19 AM

I see Whole Foods having a one day sale on grass fed beef at 4.99/lb on Sept 2nd http://blog.wholefoodsmarket.com/2011/08/one-day-sale-ground-beef/ never have purchased from Whole Foods,...(just out of the way for me) Have you? have you liked... (more)

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David_Csonka 0 · September 01, 2011 at 3:35 PM

You should by from U.S. Wellness Meats instead: http://www.grasslandbeef.com USWM actually supports and promotes the paleos lifestyle, they were at the AHS giving out free meat snacks, and have weekly newsletter columns. WholeFoods discourages... (more)

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by 2949 · October 23, 2014 at 3:12 AM

Why the hell does the whole foods brand bacon (as well as some others... I don't bother checking the ones over $8) have evaporated cane juice?? And whole foods puts evaporated cane juice and every other toxic ingredient they can possibly find in... (more)

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Rose 0 · April 30, 2011 at 11:48 PM

If you don't like bacon all that much you probably don't want to make your own, but just in case you might want to anyway, it's easy. Just get a nice pork belly from a butcher, grind up a bunch salt, peppercorns, thyme, nutmeg, and juniper berries... (more)

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by 0 · October 23, 2014 at 3:10 AM

Hi! I went to Whole Foods yesterday and found this little piece of beauty when I was going to check out. http://www.peppersmith.co.uk/ It's made entirely from natural ingredients and sweetened with xylitol. I quit chewing gum when I went Paleo... (more)

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Anna 0 · March 29, 2011 at 12:47 PM

Xylitol might give you a problem if you're sensitive to FODMAPS, I think. Anyway, I'm not sure how it's significantly different than any other sugar-free gum, plus the whole sweet tastes giving you cravings for more sweets issue. Then again, I... (more)

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by 693 · October 23, 2014 at 3:08 AM

I was reading an interesting post on PaNu. It's basically a rant against most supplements and everyone looking for a "magic bullet". Here's an excerpt: Living in ketosis 24/7 - even though this requires persistent avoidance of starches... (more)

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qualia 0 · February 09, 2011 at 1:13 PM

i think certain supplements make sense, under certain circumstances. meaning, if you're recovering from a chronic disease or having digestive problems that cause deficiencies they certainly make sense. my approach is to only take the highest... (more)

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by 15 · October 22, 2014 at 3:57 AM

Hi everyone. I just got back from Whole Foods where I bought a bunch of uncured fresh bacon thinking there would be no sugar in it. When I got home I read the label and of course, one of the ingredients I read was sugar. Since it is uncured it... (more)

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blueballoon 0 · January 27, 2013 at 2:30 AM

First, "uncured" doesn't mean it's not cured at all. It means that the cure doesn't include sodium nitrite (just salt). The cure, based on the ingredients, included sugar... probably to offset the salt a little for taste. However, the cure gets... (more)

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by 3280 · October 22, 2014 at 3:41 AM

Does anyone know if this ground lamb from Whole Foods (from New Zealand) is: Grass Fed? How old is it likely to be? (I don't think it is shipped frozen, and New Zealand is pretty far away from Philadelphia). From what I understand, lamb... (more)

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Jamie_14 0 · June 19, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Basically all NZ beef and lamb products are grass fed

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by 1816 · October 22, 2014 at 3:21 AM

Living Social has a great deal today. http://mashable.com/2011/09/13/livingsocial-whole-foods/ What will you use the $20 deal for? (OK, it's not a super serious PaleoHacks question. But it's a good deal, so I wanted to be sure everyone knew... (more)

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Shacky 0 · September 13, 2011 at 4:20 PM

bought mine as soon as I saw my LivingSocial email this morning since we shop there quite a bit. I bought a bison tritip from Whole Foods last month and thoroughly enjoyed it. May have to buy another one with this coupon.

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by 12174 · October 22, 2014 at 3:13 AM

I just noticed in the last few weeks that the Whole Foods nearest to my house has dropped its per-brick cost of Kerrygold to $2.49, which beats the $2.69/$2.79 that I see at Trader Joe's in the region. In fact I haven't seen Kerrygold cheaper than... (more)

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Uzito 0 · May 09, 2011 at 7:45 PM

Yep, I saw a special deal in Whole Foods at the end of April. Also, to my surprise, my local Wegmans droped the price to $2.79 after I complained to them. They used to sell it for $4.99 / 8oz.

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by 15 · October 22, 2014 at 3:10 AM

I find myself using them as a back-up often when traveling. I've become a bit of a coffee addict in the last five years, and like being able to get a buffet meal and coffee in the same place. My other staples when jetting around are Thai... (more)

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Lindsay 0 · March 12, 2011 at 2:25 PM

Rule of thumb at WFM: the freshest stuff is in the prepared foods deli cases. after 2 days there, it goes to salad bar, after that it goes to hot bar.... just saying. Grab fruits, meats, jerky, hard boiled eggs, snack veggies. Nuts, seeds, etc. (more)

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by 3280 · October 21, 2014 at 4:12 AM

The fish-guy at Whole Foods today told me to check out their website where they have all kinds of interesting data on fat ratios of their farmed salmon, and how they are the same as wild. I took a look but didn't find what he was mentioning. I... (more)

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CD 0 · January 09, 2013 at 2:50 AM

Here's the document he was referring to: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/sites/default/files/media/Global/Core%20Value/WFM%20Quality%20Standards%20for%20Farmed%20Seafood_salmon.finfish.shrimp_%20Jan%201.%202013.pdf Biggest concern, they use a... (more)

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