In a recent post on Art De Vany's blog he states that starchy vegetables are full of lectins. I eat alot of sweet potato, acorn squash, etc. Should I be concerned with the lectin content in these starchy vegetables?
To my knowledge, the only starchy vegetables with many lectins are potatoes. There might be some in sweet potatoes/yams I guess as well, but in both regular and sweet potatoes, most of it is concentrated in the skin, so peeling could get around... (more)
A question for anyone on these boards but if are a weightlifter or athlete i'd particularly appreciate the input. I am 31 yrs old male, 6', 158 pounds, slim and lead an active but not overly athletic life. I eat clean, 100% paleo. No dairy, no... (more)
Hello, I'm interesting in hearing from people who's calories from fat are under, say, 50%. What do you eat on a given day? I'm having difficulty figuring out how to get enough daily calories without lots of butter and coconut oil.
Hello again I just finished the book Paleo Solution and my family will go 30 days paleo for october. I have just one question, you can answer just one word, YES or NO is Blue Diamond Almond Breeze unsweetened OK for the 30 days? Here are the... (more)
As a nutritionist, when someone asks me if a processed food is "okay," I ask them the question right back. Do you think it's okay? Personally, I vote for homemade or none at all. You have NO way of knowing what "other natural flavors" means. As... (more)
Is arrowroot starch paleo? If so, I'd like to occasionally use it to thicken sauces and reductions. Last night I made a white wine butter reduction to pour over a shrimp/asparagus/spaghetti squash dish, but if I made it in the future (say for... (more)
Is it ok to mix starch with fats? For example tons of butter on a sweet potato or pumpkin? On one side, I've read that in the paleolithic world we would have never had such a quantity of starch/carbs with fat at the sametime and our body reacts... (more)
I have Crohn's Disease and for the past year I've been eating a ZC/VLC diet in an attempt to maintain remission without medications. I just had my yearly colonoscopy on Friday, and I passed with flying colors - no Crohn's activity, 9 months... (more)
This isn't exactly a Paleo question, so my apologies. And also, this question feels like a really stupid question. But the Interwebs just aren't giving me a clear answer so I thought I would appeal to you guys for help. I'm trying to limit my... (more)
Most of the arguments seem to be that they have antinutrients, so they aren't paleo. But that doesn't make much sense to me since nearly every plant contains antinutrients.
So, I've been reading about resistant starches and possible beneficial effects on the gut biome. I've been really excited to experiment and this morning I bought green bananas and unmodified potato starch. How much is recommended to start... (more)
On trying to reintroduce starch into my diet i realize i simply can't, i don't enjoy eating it much, it sits in me like a bunch of rocks so causes me very undesirable BM related problems, it also seems to make me gain weight so easily, within... (more)
I'm following a higher carb version of Paleo that includes starches like white rice and potatoes and high sugar fruits (I moderate the fructose intake). I find that starch fuels my workouts amazingly but doesn't boost my mental acuity as much.... (more)
Everyone is different. In this respect, I recommend trying a couple N=1 experiments where for a couple weeks, you limit fruit and increase your starchy vegetable consumption, and then try the opposite for a couple weeks.
I have tried eating a more strict paleo diet without rice or other grains, and mainly veggies, meats, fats, eggs, some healthy oils, and a few fruits and/or nuts. I have always felt icky and my stomach felt kind of....sloshy. I just felt ill and... (more)
We all know some people can tolerate carbs better than others. Is salivary amylase the dominant factor in that? http://jn.nutrition.org/content/142/5/853.short Plasma insulin concentrations in the High Amylose group were significantly... (more)
I think it could. Contrary to the popular belief in the paleo community human evolution did not stop 10,000 years ago. Although I do think that there is a strong case to be made that newer adaptations have not yet globalized. The best example is... (more)
Hi all, I have increased my intake of carbs a ton-- I now eat loads of veggies with every meal and usually a sweet potato a day and it has actually curbed my appetite and gotten me less inflamed/bloated. I was wondering if anyone else experienced... (more)
I have spoken with some people (not just Paleo/Primals), but Low-Carbers who have tried to reintroduce certain foods and get into trouble. Perhaps their gut has not healed fully, or gut flora need more time. Perhaps there are still some underlying... (more)
So I was checking out the paleo food list and I noticed that it recommends all the fruits, but condemns starchy tubers. Now I know sweet potatoes have a lower fructose count per 100 grams than ANY fruit, so what's the deal? Fructose is the most... (more)
I've been paleo for about four months with good results. I'm coming from a place of having restricted calories and doing a lot of bike riding. Never been athletic, genetically weak up top. I'm really sick of it. I'm interested in ancestral... (more)
What about some hiking? Increase the basic functional movement. Eat enough carbs to keep you nicely fueled, and do bodyweight exercises as needed. You will get stronger, no question, if you lift.
Are fermented grains low in starch, higher in sugars? I know that, with milk, a 24 hour fermentation time will result in nearly all the lactose being converted to simple sugars (or I think acids too). Does similar happen with all the starch in... (more)
KGH is very active in the comments section on Stephan's site where he just posted the scientific counter to Taubesian obesity theory. Since he seemed to be responding to many commenters, i threw a question that i'd been mulling over to see what... (more)
Does anyone know the level of carbohydrate, specifically starches, it takes to knock someone out of fat adaption? Also, would it take less fructose to do so? I like being fat adapted, and as such, am looking to find the threshold of added starch... (more)
I've been doing Paleo/Primal for about a year now with good overall results. Body composition has improved drastically and I feel great in general. However, not everything has been smooth in terms of athletic performance which caused me to go... (more)
Retrograde potatoes is a modernist cuisine method to make the best possible mashed potatoes. 1st you simmer the sliced potatoes in 70-71C water for 30mins, then drain, rinse to cool, and simmer them until done. After that mash into a ton of... (more)
I know that if you cook potatoes and then cool them, it forms resistant starch, which resists digestion in the small intestine and functions as a prebiotic (for better or worse) in lower digestive system. That's probably why they don't spike... (more)
On Feb 28th my TGs were 54 and HDL was 55. Yesterday TGs were 37 and HDL was 67. In the intervening period, I ate less butter and significantly more carbohydrates. I probably ate in the range of 50-75g of carbohydrates a day in the months... (more)