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Healthy-Primal Carbohydrates

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Created August 14, 2012 at 6:18 PM

What would you say to be the most healthy Paleo/Primal Carbs I should add to my diet?

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on August 15, 2012
at 01:34 AM

Love the graphic!

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on August 14, 2012
at 09:57 PM

Eat em if you want, but you could make fruit kimchi or use more sugary vegetables in the ferments. I'm not a big fan of starch myself, but hey thats more for the rest of you ;).

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on August 14, 2012
at 08:33 PM

Paul Jaminet often reccomends eating said foods with fat and/or protein to blunt the glycemic index.

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on August 14, 2012
at 07:53 PM

Yes and no, a spike on insulin levels is detrimental to overall health

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on August 14, 2012
at 07:52 PM

Yes, I make my own Sauerkraut and Kimchi, but what about starchy vegetables?

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on August 14, 2012
at 07:08 PM

In this context "safe" means low toxin. Safe has nothing to do with effects on blood sugar.

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on August 14, 2012
at 06:53 PM

I'm serious, i've been living Primal for the past 14 months, i want to add new sources of carbs to my plate, to keep it interesting, but i still want to lose weight

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on August 14, 2012
at 06:51 PM

I wouldn't say white potatoes, rice and taro are healthy, their glycemic index is off the charts

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on August 14, 2012
at 06:43 PM

leaves would be a stalk. Right? ANyway they have negligible carbs.

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on August 14, 2012
at 06:33 PM

^ Yep, this is the way to go regarding starches.

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599feb9ad716266e8eb5030cd82d5dcd

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on August 14, 2012
at 06:30 PM

It depends how serious you are about health, how long you have been eating unhealthily and therefore how much gut damage you have.

I know a lot of people who cannot eat most vegetables or nuts without getting a reaction anymore since they started healing. You should always eliminate and re-test every food, and find out for yourself what you can tolerate.

That said, I'd avoid nightshades like potato altogether.

If you want carbs, sweet potato is a miracle, maybe wild rice. It's also worth trying to lower your carbs/protein and raising fat to see how you feel.

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on August 14, 2012
at 06:53 PM

I'm serious, i've been living Primal for the past 14 months, i want to add new sources of carbs to my plate, to keep it interesting, but i still want to lose weight

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on August 14, 2012
at 06:21 PM

If you're interested in "safe starches", check this out (from perfecthealthdiet.com):

healthy-primal-carbohydrates

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

(12682)

on August 14, 2012
at 08:33 PM

Paul Jaminet often reccomends eating said foods with fat and/or protein to blunt the glycemic index.

Medium avatar

(3213)

on August 14, 2012
at 06:51 PM

I wouldn't say white potatoes, rice and taro are healthy, their glycemic index is off the charts

Medium avatar

(3213)

on August 14, 2012
at 07:53 PM

Yes and no, a spike on insulin levels is detrimental to overall health

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

(2698)

on August 14, 2012
at 07:08 PM

In this context "safe" means low toxin. Safe has nothing to do with effects on blood sugar.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on August 15, 2012
at 01:34 AM

Love the graphic!

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

(2698)

on August 14, 2012
at 06:33 PM

^ Yep, this is the way to go regarding starches.

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3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on August 14, 2012
at 06:55 PM

I really like home fermented vegetables as a carb source. You can use beets and carrots in a ferment. Probiotics, predigestion, bioavailability.....whats not to like!

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on August 14, 2012
at 09:57 PM

Eat em if you want, but you could make fruit kimchi or use more sugary vegetables in the ferments. I'm not a big fan of starch myself, but hey thats more for the rest of you ;).

Medium avatar

(3213)

on August 14, 2012
at 07:52 PM

Yes, I make my own Sauerkraut and Kimchi, but what about starchy vegetables?

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Ec1dc4f8143b6bdaa0ff64fafa55d424

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on August 14, 2012
at 06:40 PM

2 comments- a) I thought Potatoes (white) were off the list due to glycemic index effect and/or nightshade family (your sensitivity may vary) ; and b) they listed root, bulb, and stalk veggies, but nothing about leaves. (there goes all my salads...) just my .02 lira...

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

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on August 14, 2012
at 06:43 PM

leaves would be a stalk. Right? ANyway they have negligible carbs.

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