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Food containing non-paleo stuff?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 06, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Is it safe to eat food containing non-paleo stuff by picking your paleo stuff out? As in curry containing beans/green beans etc..

One endo had advised my father who is diabetic and non-paleo to completely avoid food cooked with potato reasoning that cooking together is enough to "spread the properties of potato" It prvoked this question in my mind

Any thoughts?

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on March 06, 2013
at 07:43 PM

He should test his blood sugar after eating the curry and see how he does. If his blood sugars are too high, he can try a curry without potatoes and see if it's better. "Eating to the Meter" is a useful strategy.

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on March 06, 2013
at 04:30 PM

Yeah, I get your point about heavy cooking... My pop has never been tested for any food intolerance. The doc asked him to avoid potato bcoz it's such a no-no for diabetics.

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on March 06, 2013
at 04:27 PM

My pop is on a deranged version of conventional healthy diet - deranged because he avoids many a things because the doc has said it's unhealthy. Rest he has a very good self-control because he has avoided every little thing the doc asks to avoid, which would be miserable if I were in his place...

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on March 06, 2013
at 12:18 PM

Technically, the doctor is wrong. But as to practical advice he may be right (and this is probably what he has in mind) - once most people start on a tasty dish (e.g. curry chicken & potato), they tend to keep going. How much self-control does dad have? Best to play along, methinks.

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on March 06, 2013
at 12:17 PM

Technically, the doctor is wrong. But as to practical advice he may be right (and this is probably what he has in mind) - once most people start on a tasty dish (e.g. curry chicken & potato), they tend to keep going. How much self-control does dad have? Best to play along, methinks.

24c27817ad9ac518946dda4a131737b5

on March 06, 2013
at 12:17 PM

Technically, the doctor is wrong. But as to practical advice he may be right (and this is probably what he has in mind) - once most people start on a tasty dish (e.g. curry chicken & potato), they tend to keep going. How much self-control does dad have? It's best to play along, me guesses.

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on March 06, 2013
at 12:11 PM

Technically, the doctor is wrong. But as to practical advice he may be right (and this is probably what he has in mind) - once most people start on a tasty dish, they tend to keep going. How much self-control does dad have? Perhaps it's best to play along.

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on March 06, 2013
at 12:02 PM

After all, curry with potatoes is good stuff. So unless your dad is super-human, it's perhaps best to play along with the doctor advice.

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on March 06, 2013
at 11:59 AM

Technically, the doctor is wrong. But as to practical advice he may be right (and this is probably what he has in mind) - once most people start on a tasty dish, they tend to keep going. How much self-control does dad have?

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on March 06, 2013
at 11:57 AM

Technically, the doctor is wrong. But as practical advice he may be right - once most people start on a tasty dish, they tend to keep going. How much self-control does dad have?

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on March 06, 2013
at 11:35 AM

Yep, I think it would be safe - green beans are one of the least worst beans you could be eating, in fact I would just eat them. I don't know about other beans but I would avoid eating them. But the question is - would the curry be full of vegetable oil or something like that? That's when it's an issue. I don't know but to me it seems pointless to worry about something mostly benign as green beans in a curry, especially if your not actually eating the green beans.

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on March 06, 2013
at 03:39 PM

There can be a decent amount of potato spread out in a curry, especially because of how heavily cooked and stirred it is, but unless there's a specific intolerance to potato, which happens, that amount shouldn't be a problem. It makes me wonder if your dad's endo has some specific knowledge about his sensitivities.

The green beans shouldn't be a problem at all. My mom can't tolerate beans, but doesn't think twice about eating a whole green bean.

The other kinds of beans can spread through the curry. Again, it's probably not enough to matter, but if he has a specific reason to avoid it, like avoiding some of the different gut flora that can flourish on beans or an intolerance, it's not enough to matter.

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on March 06, 2013
at 07:43 PM

He should test his blood sugar after eating the curry and see how he does. If his blood sugars are too high, he can try a curry without potatoes and see if it's better. "Eating to the Meter" is a useful strategy.

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on March 06, 2013
at 04:30 PM

Yeah, I get your point about heavy cooking... My pop has never been tested for any food intolerance. The doc asked him to avoid potato bcoz it's such a no-no for diabetics.

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