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why r potatoes forbidden?

Answered on October 24, 2013
Created October 23, 2013 at 9:25 PM

why r potatoes forbidden?

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on October 24, 2013
at 01:19 PM

Cordain isn't an idiot. At the time, his recommendation made sense from his POV, but paleo has evolved over time. To call somebody an idiot for not having all the information we have now is untactful.

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on October 24, 2013
at 01:17 PM

But fries are so good, particularly with some mayo to dip in on the side (more veggie oil!)

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on October 24, 2013
at 07:13 AM

I think that actually some veg we would recognise now did exist in the wild. Many (most ) veg have been selectively bred over the years and have come a long way from the wild plants; some are still pretty authentic.

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on October 23, 2013
at 11:52 PM

farmed animals did not exist either.

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on October 23, 2013
at 09:44 PM

you're forbidden!

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on October 23, 2013
at 11:55 PM

Not sure which paleo "authority" you're listening to but opinions of potatoes vary. They are actually pretty nutritious and have been the staple of some cultures, the latter being a metric that a lot of foods should be judged by. One problem is that they are high in carbs which is obviously a problem if you're avoiding those. Another problem is that in the typical American diet they only appear in highly processed form along with bad fats, i.e. french fries fried in vegetable oil. But eating some wholesomely prepared potatoes along with your other vegetables can be fine as long as you are ok with the carbs.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on October 24, 2013
at 01:17 PM

But fries are so good, particularly with some mayo to dip in on the side (more veggie oil!)

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on October 24, 2013
at 02:25 PM

sweet potatoes are my largest source of carbs... I eat roughly 10-16 oz baked with .5 tablespoon of butter pwo and usually one with dinner. I tried the ZC/VLC thing and although I felt pretty good I slept like shit, and had really long sore muscle recovery time. I initially added a 8-10 oz sweet potato pwo only which was around 40-50g of carbs but at 26 6ft tall 160lbs and very active that just wasn't good for me so typically I get between 70-170g of carbs daily and I feel much much better. Eat whole foods man's!!!

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on October 24, 2013
at 12:36 AM

Mark Sisson handles this one better than most. Not specifically about plain old potatoes.

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on October 24, 2013
at 12:30 AM

http://www.rawpaleodietforum.com/infonews-items/loren-cordain-newsletter-update-re-nightshade-plants/

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on October 23, 2013
at 11:51 PM

theyre forbidden because cordain is an idiot

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on October 24, 2013
at 01:19 PM

Cordain isn't an idiot. At the time, his recommendation made sense from his POV, but paleo has evolved over time. To call somebody an idiot for not having all the information we have now is untactful.

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on October 23, 2013
at 09:40 PM

some people can be sensitive to nightshades, they are not anti-paleo but some more restrictive paleoesque diets may forbid them, and people sensitive to nightshades in general may want to avoid them.(does not apply to sweet?)

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on October 23, 2013
at 09:30 PM

They're not. Potatoes just aren't ideal with breakfast, lunch, and dinner if your goal is to try and lose fat without exercising.

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on October 23, 2013
at 09:26 PM

none of the vegetables we eat today existed in palealithic times

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on October 23, 2013
at 11:52 PM

farmed animals did not exist either.

4e184df9c1ed38f61febc5d6cf031921

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on October 24, 2013
at 07:13 AM

I think that actually some veg we would recognise now did exist in the wild. Many (most ) veg have been selectively bred over the years and have come a long way from the wild plants; some are still pretty authentic.

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