Hi there, I am currently eating upwards of 400 grams of yams post-workout, and I am starting to get bored of eating them all the time, even though they taste so great it would be nice to have some more variety of heavier carbs for post-workout.... (more)
try cassava, taro, parsnips, plantains, or in larger amounts basically any other root vegetable
I tried to ferment a yam (it was bright orange- not sure the species) by cooking it, mashing it, adding a few drips of yogurt, and putting it in an air-tight container on top of my freezer where it is warm. The first 2 days it tasted sweet and... (more)
My understanding is that sweet potatoes are the only potatoes acceptable if you're eating paleo. The rule of thumb with potatoes as I understand it is if it's white, no bueno; orange, bueno. The orange ones, I always thought were interchangeably... (more)
I've been eating primal for 1 year now, i've lost 45-50 pounds so far, I'm 6' 215-220#, lately , for the last 3 months, i've been feeling great and full of energy as usual but my weight loss had stalled a bit and i was getting a little tired of my... (more)
I rarely consume the typical orange-fleshed sweet potatoes. The only nutrition data I can find is on the orange-fleshed variety. I know the white-fleshed sweet potatoes wouldn't have any beta carotene, but I was wondering if there are any other... (more)
Below is the difference, also there is confusion where sweet potatoes are called yams and vice versa. You asked.. so you shall receive: Okinawan sweet potato (white skin/purple flesh): One medium contains 30 g, of vitamin C, 19 mcg folate and... (more)
Yams and sweet potatos, and potatos for some, are popular as a healthy carb source (ie peri-workout carb consumption). Carrots are fairly high in carb count compared to leafy veggies, and are sweet when cooked, why do we not see carrots... (more)
I've been following a fairly strict Paleo diet since the beginning of the year (almost four months). I also started doing CrossFit around that time. Things are going very well. Energy level is up, body composition is much improved, seasonal... (more)
Could be the raffinose in the sweet potatoes (the same sugar found in beans that causes flatulence). Definitely give white potatoes a try - I believe they have far less raffinose (if any).
I think I've heard Robb Wolf mention that sweet potato/yam skin is a gut irritant, but I'm not sure if it has synergistic nutrients with the flesh? Do you usually eat the skin when you steam or microwave sweet potatoes / purple yams ?? (more)
Sweet potatoes/yams tends to get a pass, while "normal" potatoes are generally avoided by the paleo community. What about yucca/cassava? Are they nutrient dense like yams, or are they more like normal potatoes?
I bought an African Yam and it's really delicious. I don't like the super sweet potatoes i can buy in my local supermarkets. They are too expensive anyway (4,5 ??? / kilo; 6,35 $ /2.2 pounds). I cut a piece to boil it, but what to do with the... (more)
Ever the tinkerer, I'd like to replace fruit with sweet potato for a week or two and see how it goes, but I'm not sure on the appropriate volume due to the high variability across breeds and even just an assemblage of the same breed. I usually buy... (more)
For an accurate experiment, I'd suggest calculating the amount of carbs you would usually get from fruit, and eat the same amount in sweet potatoes, then you can truly tease out the effects it has on your body accurately. Some weighing and... (more)
I'm interested in making my own yam flour. I wanted to make gift jars for christmas and am trying to use as many powdered ingreedients possible and came across 'pounded yam flour'. Evidently it's made from yam tubers?... Yam flour is... (more)
not yams as in the sweet potato, yams as in yams the african tuber. They look like large yuca roots http://www.iita.org/yam
So I'm in the Air Force currently stationed on a small island in the Atlantic called Terciera. It's a Portuguese island and all I can find by way of tubers is a Brazilian Yam. It's an ugly looking thing and I haven't tried it yet, just wondering... (more)
I'm just now getting up to speed on fructose, and am concerned I'm having too much. Yesterday, I blended the fruit below into smoothies (2 servings) which I had for breakfast & late afternoon snack, trying to ensure I was getting enough... (more)
I have some yams chopped and soaked over night in water, ready to make yam fries. I typically season with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. I'm curious if anyone has tried an other seasonings on their fries that have come off as sensational?... (more)
I actually just love the potatoes plain with large flaky sea salt. Sometimes maybe a little lemon or orange zest over the top. And always duck fat or maybe just a teeny bit of coconut oil on the pan so they don't stick. Here are a few other... (more)
Can anyone tell me the trick to making your yam/sweet potato fries crispy or crunchy without burning them? I baked them in bacon grease last night and even though they were still delicious they were soggy. I could them on 425 for 25 minutes and... (more)
Let's say Grass Fed Steaks, Roasts, Ground Beef Free Range Eggs Salmon Bacon, preserve free Yams Kerrygold or other Grassfed Butter Coconut Oil Avoiding the vegetable anti nutrients and nutrients, what mineral, vitamin deficiencies can you... (more)
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