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What is the cheapest and safe, staple paleo food item

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Created November 21, 2012 at 6:22 AM

for something like an exclusion diet. Something neutral

My guess would be the grass fed beef from trader joes which is around 6 or 7 per pound. Any other idea's?

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on November 23, 2012
at 07:07 AM

Those raw fruitarians are in calorie deficient. They are fuelling themselves with glucose and very little else. The fructose is not metabolised into anything useful and is probably turning to fat around their liver -- they may well be "thin obese" / "skinny fat" (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/skinny-fat_b_1799797.html).

44894358c1cd33674c22850cc9368959

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on November 22, 2012
at 07:37 AM

Lol. Fruit causes obesity? Someone tell that to the near anorexic looking fruitarians you see on the web.

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on November 22, 2012
at 04:27 AM

If you're looking for cheap food, mushrooms are an awful choice. A pound of bisporus is like 100 calories, which costs about 3 dollars.

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on November 21, 2012
at 11:10 PM

The strongest link I've heard about is commercial apple juice, an unnatural way to eat 10 apples in a few chugs.

A08b210e4da7e69cd792bddc1f4aae4b

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on November 21, 2012
at 07:51 PM

Fructose from fruit is a contentious subject with some claiming a strong causal link to obesity and diabetics, others claim no such association exists. If one works from a Paleo paradigm though to help inform dietary choices then then consumption of fruit is best limited to seasonal availability, heirloom varieties and eating raw, and steer clear of buckets of smoothies. Strength of the effects on your body though will be personal so best to experiment and see what works best -- this is not a matter of dogma or fundamentalism.

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on November 21, 2012
at 07:48 PM

The issue is that many people have problems with eggs,.so it is not a ”safe” food. It is routinely excluded on autoimmune protocols.

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on November 21, 2012
at 07:32 PM

Lol, I should post a picture, I was saving my egg cartoons at one point, and by best estimates I went through 140 cartoons in a few months when I was into eggs, lol. Now I'm steak and potatoes.

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on November 21, 2012
at 05:08 PM

@ radawg- You are a brainwashed puppet.

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on November 21, 2012
at 04:42 PM

My freezer is crammed with free fruit. The plums and apples came from volunteer trees, virtually wild.

2e777bbcd49262eb31a24f821abec6bc

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on November 21, 2012
at 02:10 PM

Hmm I've never known anyone to get diabetes from fruit. Raw fruits and veggies make up most of my diet.

87b7d250ea30415ed4c1afd809f4053f

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on November 21, 2012
at 01:34 PM

Eggs definitely. So versatile too.

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on November 21, 2012
at 01:12 PM

I'm not so sure about safe unless you know what you're doing. I threw out some supposed matsutakes ("I'm selling them for a guy") because I don't know for certain what the similar amanita is. Otherwise good paleo eats.

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on November 21, 2012
at 11:26 AM

Only if you eat it in small amounts and get plenty of quality meats, organ meats, pastured eggs, wild caught fish, and vegetables as well. Fruit, esp modern farm grown versions, in large amounts: hello diabetes and obesity.

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on November 21, 2012
at 11:34 AM

Eggs

For the price and the amount of fat and protein, not to mention their bioavailability...IMHO...hands down, Eggs can't be beat...now that I think about it, indeed they can!

The incredible, edible...EGG!

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10979)

on November 21, 2012
at 07:32 PM

Lol, I should post a picture, I was saving my egg cartoons at one point, and by best estimates I went through 140 cartoons in a few months when I was into eggs, lol. Now I'm steak and potatoes.

87b7d250ea30415ed4c1afd809f4053f

(968)

on November 21, 2012
at 01:34 PM

Eggs definitely. So versatile too.

4b5be253ac1981c690689cab7e4bf06d

(3043)

on November 21, 2012
at 07:48 PM

The issue is that many people have problems with eggs,.so it is not a ”safe” food. It is routinely excluded on autoimmune protocols.

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Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on November 21, 2012
at 10:12 AM

Ever heard the expression 'meat and potatoes'? Well those are my staples.

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Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on November 21, 2012
at 12:44 PM

Mushrooms. They are the only modern food unaltered by modern man that goes even further back than the paleolithic into the pilocene.

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

(12672)

on November 22, 2012
at 04:27 AM

If you're looking for cheap food, mushrooms are an awful choice. A pound of bisporus is like 100 calories, which costs about 3 dollars.

Medium avatar

(10601)

on November 21, 2012
at 01:12 PM

I'm not so sure about safe unless you know what you're doing. I threw out some supposed matsutakes ("I'm selling them for a guy") because I don't know for certain what the similar amanita is. Otherwise good paleo eats.

1
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on November 21, 2012
at 01:18 PM

It depends on what is native to where you live. Around here it's clams, deer, wild berries and fish. You have to work to get any of them, and have a plan for what to do with them, but they're all relatively cheap and safe.

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on November 21, 2012
at 11:31 AM

Cheapest and safest paleo foods to get would be: non-CAFO eggs, organ meats, sardines (or other small fish), tougher cuts of meats that you can cook in a crockpot, bones/joints/tendons to make bone broth.

The local supermarket has bunches of kale for less than $2. Sure, they shrink down when you cook them, but there's a lot of nutrients in them too.

White rice in small amounts can work too, but careful of the source due to arsenic.

A good source: http://robbwolf.com/2011/09/21/paleo-is-expensive/

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44894358c1cd33674c22850cc9368959

on November 21, 2012
at 09:02 AM

Fruit. The perfect food and usually pretty cheap.

3a9d5dde5212ccd34b860bb6ed07bbef

(1782)

on November 21, 2012
at 05:08 PM

@ radawg- You are a brainwashed puppet.

Medium avatar

(10601)

on November 21, 2012
at 04:42 PM

My freezer is crammed with free fruit. The plums and apples came from volunteer trees, virtually wild.

2e777bbcd49262eb31a24f821abec6bc

(1974)

on November 21, 2012
at 02:10 PM

Hmm I've never known anyone to get diabetes from fruit. Raw fruits and veggies make up most of my diet.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19463)

on November 21, 2012
at 11:26 AM

Only if you eat it in small amounts and get plenty of quality meats, organ meats, pastured eggs, wild caught fish, and vegetables as well. Fruit, esp modern farm grown versions, in large amounts: hello diabetes and obesity.

A08b210e4da7e69cd792bddc1f4aae4b

(1031)

on November 23, 2012
at 07:07 AM

Those raw fruitarians are in calorie deficient. They are fuelling themselves with glucose and very little else. The fructose is not metabolised into anything useful and is probably turning to fat around their liver -- they may well be "thin obese" / "skinny fat" (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/skinny-fat_b_1799797.html).

Medium avatar

(10601)

on November 21, 2012
at 11:10 PM

The strongest link I've heard about is commercial apple juice, an unnatural way to eat 10 apples in a few chugs.

A08b210e4da7e69cd792bddc1f4aae4b

(1031)

on November 21, 2012
at 07:51 PM

Fructose from fruit is a contentious subject with some claiming a strong causal link to obesity and diabetics, others claim no such association exists. If one works from a Paleo paradigm though to help inform dietary choices then then consumption of fruit is best limited to seasonal availability, heirloom varieties and eating raw, and steer clear of buckets of smoothies. Strength of the effects on your body though will be personal so best to experiment and see what works best -- this is not a matter of dogma or fundamentalism.

44894358c1cd33674c22850cc9368959

(238)

on November 22, 2012
at 07:37 AM

Lol. Fruit causes obesity? Someone tell that to the near anorexic looking fruitarians you see on the web.

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Medium avatar

on November 21, 2012
at 06:24 AM

Cheap lean beef leg, cooked long and slow.

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