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Maca as a carb source / staple food

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 26, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Hi,

I would be interested to know if someone here is using maca as a carb source / staple food? Please let me know, thanks.

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I agree. Don't make any one food a staple. This limits the range of micronutrients you're getting. Variety is key :) Would add to that carb list: parsnips, carrots, beets and fruit!

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on July 26, 2013
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Maca comes from a root, and I would guess you're taking it in a supplement fashion? Just from what I know about supplements, it is important to try and get full nourishment from whole foods.

Better carbs might include sweet potatoes/yams, squash, zucchini (lots of great recipes out there, very versatile).

My advice would be that it is good to have a variety of whole-food carbs, and try to avoid being sold by pretty packages (that always draw my eyes).

This article goes into more depth on starches and looks at some of the "safe" ones to include in your diet (toward the end if you don't have time to read it all).

http://paleodietlifestyle.com/eat-your-starches-why-safe-starches-are-healthy/

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on August 09, 2013
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I agree. Don't make any one food a staple. This limits the range of micronutrients you're getting. Variety is key :) Would add to that carb list: parsnips, carrots, beets and fruit!

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