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Least toxic vegetable

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 30, 2012 at 5:54 PM

If you have to choose one vegetable to eat in order to satisfy carb requirements, what would it be based on toxicity?

Sweet potatoes, yams, and carrots all seem like good options, I am personally leaning towards carrots because they're my favorite and I think best in terms of glycemic load and anti-inflammatory properties.

Or would you consider a fruit to be better? Perhaps bananas, plantains, or squash.

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VB, only if they're grass-fed! #amIright? ;)

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A real caveman would hunt out the most toxic food, kill it, and mount it on his cave mantel just to say that he did it.

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at 07:49 PM

Not everything. Bone broth and liver are our best friends.

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at 06:28 PM

Matt I wish I could up vote this 100x. I see lots of fear-mongering being done by Sisson, Taubes, Wolf, and Kruse. The Jaminet's at least try to be more scientific about it.

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Is this what paleo is coming to? Simply seeking out the least harmful food, because everything is out to get us? When did folks transition from a nourishing food model to food is going to kill us model?

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No, carrots are better. But Terri Wahls believes that the best vegetables for you is kale. So kale, onions and carrots should do it.

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QUIt worrying so much about your food. THe best this or that.

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I don't understand why you would restrict yourself to a single vegetable.

To get the maximum nurtitional benefit, and to prevent overexposure to toxins that might occur in single vegetable, you're much better off eating a wide variety of foods. It's probably no coincidence that your appetite for sweet potatoes would decrease if you ate them with every meal.

(If I had to choose one, I'd choose sweet-potatoes, mainly because they taste great).

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