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Best/Easiest Asian country to do paleo diet?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 24, 2013 at 1:49 AM

Having been living in China for 6 months now and getting big reactions to Chinese food if I end up eating out with friends, I was wondering if people have traveled or lived in Asian countries and found it easy to keep a paleo diet?

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I dont really know why, but I find watermelons in China leave a bitter aftertaste and they just burst open just by touching a knife on their skin. I remember reading that they use some chemicals to enhance the ripening process.

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at 02:29 PM

What's the issue with watermelon? Pesticides etc?

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at 02:29 PM

-ve reactions, but i'm interested in people's experiences of paleo in Asian countries...

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at 03:47 AM

"getting big reactions to Chinese food"...what sort of big reactions, -ve or +ve?

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on August 24, 2013
at 04:26 AM

Yes, I completely understand your situation. I travel in Asia extensively and face the same problem. There is wheat flour, oxidized refined oil, added sugar/HFCS and unpronounceable chemical additives in almost all restaurant food. Besides, pesticide residue and pollutants.

I now exclusively book hotel rooms with a kitchenette attached. Find a super market as soon as I land and even when buying produce, especially in China, I am careful to avoid common culprits like watermelon and bacon.

Eating out is tricky. For me, I have found, I tolerate thai soups with coconut milk, some roasted foods like duck and steamed fish. The best way is to just eat out less and cook more at home.

7eecdd43c11e2af1a9e4ca0f63d44749

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on August 24, 2013
at 02:29 PM

What's the issue with watermelon? Pesticides etc?

A089b683ee0498f2b21b7edfa300e405

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on August 24, 2013
at 04:54 PM

I dont really know why, but I find watermelons in China leave a bitter aftertaste and they just burst open just by touching a knife on their skin. I remember reading that they use some chemicals to enhance the ripening process.

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