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what one food changed your life forever?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 14, 2012 at 8:22 AM

for me it's kale. Since i added kale in my life, my life has dramatically improved in numerous ways.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on October 19, 2012
at 09:57 PM

I got downvoted for apples? LOL srsly? I smell a bacon-hating troll.

6d64cd6dc98d6ab763bd03678a317964

(2177)

on October 15, 2012
at 01:33 PM

Waaaay better....

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on October 15, 2012
at 01:30 PM

fromthericefields- So? Sesame seeds contain about the same amount of fat as mustard seeds, but that isn't a weight loss device. I'm sure it's got to do with the medicinal quality of mustard. I wasn't saying anything about carbs.

Cbda678b2a6bf0537d8c4ea0ce8aa9ad

(4319)

on October 15, 2012
at 01:16 PM

+1 coconut oil.

E791387b2829c660292308092dc3ca9b

(831)

on October 15, 2012
at 01:07 PM

Yup even better than bacon fat!

59fa7cd87fb9d669adf21e5cf3e7ada5

on October 15, 2012
at 12:40 PM

Yes it was without question the mustard

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on October 15, 2012
at 08:03 AM

That was my answer too.

7278560e76901ded4081022b54c6e165

on October 15, 2012
at 05:36 AM

Sardines are good but I think I ate one too many tins

7278560e76901ded4081022b54c6e165

on October 15, 2012
at 05:35 AM

Eh....Well from what I know mustard is nearly all fat. No carbs unless you're eating store bought junk mustard.

7278560e76901ded4081022b54c6e165

on October 15, 2012
at 05:32 AM

Red meat is best! Eggs too, but cheese also makes the list.

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(65)

on October 15, 2012
at 02:07 AM

Better than bacon fat?!

A08b210e4da7e69cd792bddc1f4aae4b

(1031)

on October 15, 2012
at 01:58 AM

To answer you in the negative, it would be *stopping* eating grains, specifically breakfast cereal. I'm convinced that my body composition has noticeably improved since getting rid of that dead-weight food stuff.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on October 14, 2012
at 07:22 PM

wait, you attribute your weight loss to the mustard?

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

(753)

on October 14, 2012
at 04:43 PM

I just starting add in raw kale in my morning smoothies and have been experiencing this "balanced", happier, feeling you described. Never thought it was due to that, but now I'm thinking it is! WOW, now I know to make sure I keep having it if that's what's working as an anti-depressant for me too. Go kale!

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on October 14, 2012
at 04:34 PM

Um. Coconut oil is the best, uh, lubricant out there. Only problem is, now I get slightly aroused every time I smell it.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on October 14, 2012
at 04:33 PM

Occam's Razor ;)

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on October 14, 2012
at 04:31 PM

Too predictable.

5249df0c1098a8ea4607cc305f0cbdcf

(864)

on October 14, 2012
at 02:34 PM

In what ways has it improved?

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(2338)

on October 14, 2012
at 02:15 PM

+1 for coconut oil baby making

4eb67cdd9ea0ab45ee9a8f74ce6ae66c

(144)

on October 14, 2012
at 02:05 PM

Yes, okra is paleo! There is a Middle Eastern recipe you could try: http://mideastfood.about.com/od/soupsandstews/r/bamia.htm I LOVE OKRA!

42cd0feeeda5fa2e2fe1c4fd8255073a

(1930)

on October 14, 2012
at 10:57 AM

dramatically improved in numerous ways hey... all because of kale though?? haha... kale is good. but THAT good?

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42cd0feeeda5fa2e2fe1c4fd8255073a

on October 14, 2012
at 11:02 AM

I would have to say coconut oil has come pretty close. I cook with it. I eat it by the spoonful. I moisturize with it. I treat split ends with it. I'll probably have babies with it

Medium avatar

(2338)

on October 14, 2012
at 02:15 PM

+1 for coconut oil baby making

Cbda678b2a6bf0537d8c4ea0ce8aa9ad

(4319)

on October 15, 2012
at 01:16 PM

+1 coconut oil.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on October 14, 2012
at 04:34 PM

Um. Coconut oil is the best, uh, lubricant out there. Only problem is, now I get slightly aroused every time I smell it.

6
F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

(11698)

on October 14, 2012
at 02:35 PM

Red meat. Rarely ate it as a kid because my parents never bought it (they were pseudo-vegetarians who thought it was unhealthy), then avoided it as an adult because i have IBS and i was always told it's hard to digest. Now i eat it every day, cannot get enough.

7278560e76901ded4081022b54c6e165

on October 15, 2012
at 05:32 AM

Red meat is best! Eggs too, but cheese also makes the list.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on October 15, 2012
at 08:03 AM

That was my answer too.

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194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on October 14, 2012
at 04:32 PM

Actually, I can attest to the life-improving qualities of kale, especially raw kale. It makes me feel reeally good, in a completely balanced way. I might go ahead and say that for me it's an anti-depressant.

Kale for me as well.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

(753)

on October 14, 2012
at 04:43 PM

I just starting add in raw kale in my morning smoothies and have been experiencing this "balanced", happier, feeling you described. Never thought it was due to that, but now I'm thinking it is! WOW, now I know to make sure I keep having it if that's what's working as an anti-depressant for me too. Go kale!

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3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on October 14, 2012
at 04:02 PM

bacon..........

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on October 14, 2012
at 04:33 PM

Occam's Razor ;)

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on October 14, 2012
at 04:31 PM

Too predictable.

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61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on October 15, 2012
at 01:45 AM

Apples. Preferably Granny Smith apples. I really think they're the carb I run best on. I don't eat heaps of them or anything, but I might experiment with that.

I do adore kale, bacon, and sardines, too, though. It's a tough choice.

7278560e76901ded4081022b54c6e165

on October 15, 2012
at 05:36 AM

Sardines are good but I think I ate one too many tins

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on October 19, 2012
at 09:57 PM

I got downvoted for apples? LOL srsly? I smell a bacon-hating troll.

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E791387b2829c660292308092dc3ca9b

(831)

on October 14, 2012
at 06:27 PM

Duck fat! And duck too for that matter. Love them both and everything tastes better fried in duck fat. :)

6d64cd6dc98d6ab763bd03678a317964

(2177)

on October 15, 2012
at 01:33 PM

Waaaay better....

E791387b2829c660292308092dc3ca9b

(831)

on October 15, 2012
at 01:07 PM

Yup even better than bacon fat!

Medium avatar

(65)

on October 15, 2012
at 02:07 AM

Better than bacon fat?!

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59fa7cd87fb9d669adf21e5cf3e7ada5

on October 14, 2012
at 06:25 PM

Spicy brown mustard. I have been eating a tablespoon of it a day, have lost 50 pounds and I have gained 150 pounds on my bench press.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on October 14, 2012
at 07:22 PM

wait, you attribute your weight loss to the mustard?

59fa7cd87fb9d669adf21e5cf3e7ada5

on October 15, 2012
at 12:40 PM

Yes it was without question the mustard

7278560e76901ded4081022b54c6e165

on October 15, 2012
at 05:35 AM

Eh....Well from what I know mustard is nearly all fat. No carbs unless you're eating store bought junk mustard.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on October 15, 2012
at 01:30 PM

fromthericefields- So? Sesame seeds contain about the same amount of fat as mustard seeds, but that isn't a weight loss device. I'm sure it's got to do with the medicinal quality of mustard. I wasn't saying anything about carbs.

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3bc294cb7745a5e99612ff886ca00101

(1186)

on October 15, 2012
at 06:08 PM

Since I learned about eating bone broth on a regular basis, I've been really happy with how satisfying and nutritious it is as a nearly daily meal. And so low-maintenance to prepare. I include some pieces with meat on the bone, and gnawing meat and cartilage off a bone gives me a paleo kick. :)

I will also chime in for coconut oil. To eat, and for skin and hair. Coconut manna, milk, water, and flour.

1
8aaf45dcdbc21a2144df0006180fe60e

(108)

on October 14, 2012
at 06:32 PM

Grassfed Butter!

I soak it in my veggies and throw it in my coffee.

1
089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on October 14, 2012
at 02:26 PM

probably bananas. i have loved them for years. my nickname is joanna banana.

1
E5a6bfd9cdfaef445bbfaa548897738f

(106)

on October 14, 2012
at 01:56 PM

Is okra paleo?? If it is, i LOVE okra! Mine would be full fat coconut milk. Mycoffee is my savior and with coconut milk, i dont have to have sweetner like before :)

4eb67cdd9ea0ab45ee9a8f74ce6ae66c

(144)

on October 14, 2012
at 02:05 PM

Yes, okra is paleo! There is a Middle Eastern recipe you could try: http://mideastfood.about.com/od/soupsandstews/r/bamia.htm I LOVE OKRA!

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7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on October 15, 2012
at 06:14 PM

Homemade pate with horseradish/grassfed butter/bacon grease/carmelized onions in it. It is easy to transport to work and keep in the freezer in individual portions and I can get liver in a more delicious way.

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on October 15, 2012
at 01:14 PM

Butter. I was using the "heart healthy" margarine on SAD. Butter makes everything SO MUCH BETTER!

Fruits, Vegetables, Steak, Lamb, Eggs....

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A994080d499afca98cdc9de896701ebd

on October 15, 2012
at 12:50 PM

after almost a year without any dairy products (except butter) in my life: cream, yoghurt and soured milk.

I used to avoid it because I thought it would give me skin issues...but curiously, once I started eating it again, my skin got even better. So, cream etc. it is for me. Tastes like heaven after a year without it.

0
2e6e673ce3eb647407d260d4d57a731b

(1021)

on October 15, 2012
at 07:01 AM

Yogurt .

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06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on October 14, 2012
at 06:52 PM

I've got three things in this order:

  1. Grass-fed Meat - NOTICEABLE changes in body recomp
  2. Grass-fed butter/ghee - love how food tastes, love utilizing the fat for energy, plue the nutritional content.
  3. Coconut oil - I began utilizing this in coffee (eventually switch to MCT oil), but still use it in a LOT of cooking, especially baking any paleo treats.

Matt
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366c23d69eadce094a2b22299c58a424

(2988)

on October 14, 2012
at 12:21 PM

Wait til you try okra!

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