After a while learning new foreign recipes, I have noticed that traditionally many countries (specially Asian) rely on finding a balance of two or more flavors, one of them being sweet. For example, Thailand/Vietnam tries to balance spicy,... (more)
There's been some research lately showing neuronal control of body weight can change (predispose to weight gain, insulin/leptin resistance etc) simply due to sweet taste itself, insulin triggering or not. Anyone who struggles with weight already... (more)
I just cannot get on board with the mushy sweetness of these tubers. I've tried them baked, mashed, grated and fried like hash browns and have not liked them. My next goal is to try to make a soup with them pureed, maybe it's the texture I... (more)
Hi guys, I have no trouble at all eating sit-down paleo meals, but I need help finding dependable on-the-go snacks. I found other posts about bars, nut and fruit mixes, smoothies and quick-prep snacks. But I need something for the... (more)
Hi guys, I am following an ultra strict version of the auto-immune protocol to try and heal an auto-immune disease. Just meat, fish, a few select well-cooked vegetables, sweet potatoes and green leaves. I also try to encorperate bone broth and... (more)
Hi there, I noticed something new about my body and food today When I eat white rice as my days worth of safe starch I can't seem to satisfy my appetite. However, when I eat sweet potato, I am satiated with a much smaller amount of... (more)
Hi guys, I follow the auto-immune protocol for the Paleo diet and it's been amazing and I feel great! : ) Since starting this diet I've lost a shed load of weight, about 15 kilos in 4 months. Before I was totally ripped so all this weight was... (more)
According to some, quinoa is not technically a grain and moreover sweet potatoes aren't considered to be as starchy as their golden cousins. Are these two allowed when eating paleo? Also, what about tofu? It's technically made from soybeans... (more)
Ronald Post, Obese Death Row Inmate, Fights Execution In Ohio So, the legal side of the article is interesting as it is, but that's a discussion for a legalhacks site. ;-) In the nutrition and health side, some points stood out. The Ohio... (more)
I love extremely dark chocolate. 90% or above. Since I've only just started eating it, I've only tried two brands: Lindt and Green & Blacks. I've found that the Green & Blacks taste a lot sweeter than the Lindt bar, for the same... (more)
Lately I've been unappetized by meat and vegetables, which are, as I'm sure you all know, the bread and butter of the Paleo diet, but I just can't seem to stomach them lately. I wasn't able to finish the power greens salad with leftover... (more)
I just baked the purple sweet potatoes and it was a little soft on one end with blakish dots in the middle of the potato around the soft bad end. So I baked the potatoes with egg whites to give it some crisp but what i found was the egg whites... (more)
I regularly eat raw sweet potato on the car ride home after karate. I view it the same as eating raw carrot. Are there any potential issues with eating raw sweet potato?
I hate low glycemic fruits like berries, apples, pears. I love mangoes, Sapote mamey, pinapple, papayas, bananas, prunes, figs and dates and other high glycemic fruits. Are high glycemic fruits bad for metabolism, insulin or blood sugar?
I'v eaten real healthy or the past 5 years. I had imflamation in my achilles, mental fog, tiredness during the day where i would need naps, or if i had big events i'd make sure i was alone and had a good nap. I always had to drink a TON of water.... (more)
Just gotta say... I LOVE THESE. I know making your own sweet potato fries is far healthier but sometimes I just don't feel like it... haha to say the least. On the ingredients of these babies though it does say "unbleached wheat flour" :( I would... (more)
I almost ask this as a rhetorical question because I know it's terrible, it's sweet, artificial and it is ohh so cooling. But that's the problem it freshens your breath more than anything else short term. It is far too inconvenient for me to... (more)
I used to eat huge amounts of spinach..at least a couple cups a day and after a while I wasn't recovering from my workouts and my muscles were always sore. Google searches turned my attention to oxalates. I stopped eating spinach for a couple... (more)
I had to switch from sweet potatoes to plantains for this very reason. Oxalates seem to mess me up bad (achy joints, bad sleep).
I'm reading alot about carbs.. amount, eating around a workout.. etc. What are the "carbs" on Paleo?? (I know the biggies that are eliminated following paleo..) . Are veggies called "carb" on paleo or are we talking about the fruits and... (more)
Just curious if anyone has had this response to xylitol. Has your sense of sweetness been desensitized by continuing to use sweeteners? When you pull xylitol out do you notice almost everything including veggies like tomatoes and cabbages tastes... (more)
The only sweetener I use is a little xylitol, and to me everything has tasted sweeter anyway since going primal/paleo. I feel that what desensitized people to sweets is the constant sugary drinks most people have. Since giving up soda, even the... (more)
So, I was telling a friend how I wrap my sweet potatoes in aluminum foil before I put them in the oven. Why do I do this? Because that's how I've always seen my mother do it. I never really thought about it and the sweet potatoes come out so nice... (more)
Im trying to get the straight dope on calorie info for these two. I live in Japan, and eat Satsumaimo. In Japanese Kanji, its says 100g raw yields 132 calories. But the regular orange fleshed sweet potato on the USDA nutrient database yields 86... (more)
First, this might help: See if this helps at all: http://paleohacks.com/questions/92959/nutrition-differences-in-different-varieties-of-sweet-potatoes#axzz1z6UFW9Zh And the North Caroline Sweet Potato Commission Everything you ever wanted to... (more)
So I baked some sweet potatos last night for my post workout and I forgot to refrigerate them. They were left out for twelve hours wrapped in foil, could they still be good? There is no bad odor or any indication of expiration.
All starches are eliminated from the GAPS diet because they can be used as food by the excess of bacteria in your gut, creating gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea or constipation. The only carbohydrates allowed on the GAPS diet are from... (more)