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Eating soaked gluten free-grains (amaranth, quinoa) for athlete?

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Is it okay to eat properly prepared and soaked gluten free grains as an occasional starch for a really active paleo person? i normally eat sweet potatoes and acorn squash, but it might be cool to switch it up a bit. any thoughts? i know that the answer kind of depends on the person, but i was just curious to feel how others felt about these grains.

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on July 31, 2012
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Nixtamalized tortillas ate available from Foood For Life. Or buy masa harina from bobs red mill and make your own. Super easy, freeze well. Taste awesome.

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Think nothing of it. igel is a troll looking for attention.

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I keep wondering just how much ignorance a person should have to judge people online that they don't know.

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Is it okay? I think so, if you tolerate the grain and don't base a large portion of your diet on it. I eat some white rice, buckwheat, and (if properly prepared) occasional oats and corn. Gluten containing grains, quinoa, and amaranth tend to make me feel crappy so I avoid those.

Sometimes you just get sick of the same paleo approved carb sources. I say figure out which grains work for you, prepare them, and enjoy when the mood strikes.

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I did not mean for it to be anything like an insult. I am a 3 season varsity athlete at one of the most competitive prep schools in the country. I partake in tons and tons of training everyday. I am looking to be a dual varsity athlete at a Division 1 university. Trust me, I think most people would define me as an "athlete."

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Think nothing of it. igel is a troll looking for attention.

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on July 31, 2012
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I sometimes have gluten free oats for a comfort meal, but maybe once per month. Oats are naturally gluten free, but often processed on the same equipment as gluten containing grains, so I usually buy Bob Mills brand gluten free. It costs a bit more, but I like to support separate manufacturing equipment, even though I don't feel like I have a gluten sensitivity. If it is something to have on a regular basis, white rice is probably better, unless it makes you feel icky. I get a wicked sugar rush from white rice that feels similar to a candy bar, but I still have it about once or twice per month.

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Ok? I don't know how you'd figure if it's "ok" per se but if you can eat them with no difficulties then eat away!

I wouldn't even bother soaking them. Just cook and eat, you'll be fine.

Add white rice, buckwheat, too.

I used to eat those two tubers too: sweet potatoes and squashes day and night. That's fine for a while but it's just too much of the same food all the time. This is a major issue for those of us that wish to eat high carb. I chose to add in all manner of grains after just thinking I was eating too much sweet potatoe and squash.

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on July 30, 2012
at 10:45 PM

If you're soaking them they're not so bad, I would favor amaranth over quinoa since you're presumably getting adequate protein from other places. Personally I would go with white rice if you just want another carb source though. Or rice mixed with potatoes can be damn tasty and a potent carb refuel.

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i keep wondering just how much conceit and vanity should a person have to call themselves an "athlete", providing they are not 'professional' athletes, i.e. making their living from engaging in strenuous physical activities like professional baseball players etc., but merely some fellows who have the proclivity to go to gym more frequently than others ----- athletes?

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I keep wondering just how much ignorance a person should have to judge people online that they don't know.

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