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Potato flour acceptable for athletes?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 11, 2011 at 10:21 AM

Hi All

Just started going paleo and am interested to see that, in some paleo circles at least, potatoes are considered a safe starch and acceptable (even necessary) for athletes. What are the thoughts on potato flour?

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Reachy

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on November 12, 2011
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Agreed. Using a trivial amount in recipes that call for dredging or as a thickener in soups/stews really shouldn't be a concern for all but the most carb-conscious

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Agreed. Using a trivial amount in recipes that call for dredging really shouldn't be a concern for all but the most carb-conscious.

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Agreed. Using a trivial amount in recipes that call for dredging really shouldn't be a concern for most except for the most carb-conscious.

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on November 11, 2011
at 11:34 AM

Yes it's a safe source of carbs; necessity depends on the amount of exercise done. Doing regular intense exercise with no carbs isn't particually healthy for your adrenals. It's asking for cortosil overload.

Potatoes have a great nutrient profile not sure how much (if any) is lost processing.into flour though.

Personally I typically consume ~100g starch a day from potatoes (plus other tubers); but the number can vary a lot.

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on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

The only danger I see in potato starch is that it is a gateway to too many "junk foods". I use potato and tapioca starch to dredge meats for stews and "bread" fish with potato flakes. This seems to be fine. But if you're going to be replacing bread products I think this could be troublesome -- athlete or not. Probably OK on occasion, but intact potato better.

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on November 12, 2011
at 12:09 AM

Agreed. Using a trivial amount in recipes that call for dredging really shouldn't be a concern for all but the most carb-conscious.

Medium avatar

(19479)

on November 12, 2011
at 12:09 AM

Agreed. Using a trivial amount in recipes that call for dredging or as a thickener in soups/stews really shouldn't be a concern for all but the most carb-conscious

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on November 12, 2011
at 12:09 AM

Agreed. Using a trivial amount in recipes that call for dredging really shouldn't be a concern for most except for the most carb-conscious.

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on November 11, 2011
at 10:10 PM

Fine. I use it to thicken sauces all the time.

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