Sweet Potato Questions
My first post! I've been dabbling in Paleo for a while and I'm starting to follow it strictly now. I've always felt that it's hard to feel satisified without grains. I need to eat a massive amount of meat and veggies to feel like I've had enough.... (more)
Does sweet potato skin have the same nutritional value as the inside?
SO....I have hypothyroid which I started taking armour for a little over a year ago about 1.5grains a day I am down to an average of .25 grains a day and my numbers are reading great. I also have some Adrenal fatigue from a few years of workout... (more)
Once a week, I have a "done day" where I do a really intense workout and reward myself with a sweet potato. It's kind of my cheat day, but I still keep it Paleo, but indulge a little bit more than usual. I always whip up a batch of... (more)
Any idea what's really in the sweet potato skin? Is there a good reason to or not to eat it with the sweet potato? I usually eat the skins when I get organic. Just not sure if it's a significant gut irritant and my n=1 has produced mixed... (more)
I have recently gotten into resitant starches (hadn't even heard about them before!) and my research is still pretty new/lacking. I have a Spartan Race (2+ hours of running & obstacles) on Saturday and I do my due diligence to carb load for... (more)
I was craving carbs this afternoon (long university teaching day, lots of mental energy required), so I had a sweet potato with plenty of fats and some green onions. I'm still hugely hungry and craving all the usual SAD crap I used to crave. This... (more)
When I take the fries out of the oil and put them on the plate, there is a lot of olive oil. Is this too much? (it's delicious) Would it be better to soak it up into paper towels? (more)
I eat at my school's dining hall, and they usually have oven baked sweet potatoes. That's pretty much the only carb I eat other than vegetables. But sometimes, the dining hall only has sweet potato fries and "regular" mashed potatoes, none of... (more)
Why not just decline them? By the sounds of it you don't have your heart set on either. I figure that if I'm indifferent to a choice then the truth is that I don't really want either. Thought for food ;) See what I did there?
I'm currently on a LeanGains clean bulk, which calls for well over 400g of carbs on workout days, low fat. Eating that much carbs on paleo/primal is a challenge for me. I rely on sweet potatoes, and have white rice occasionally. I've tried... (more)
I have searched the threads and there is no definitive answer on whether to peel the skin of sweet potatoes (and maybe that's what I'll find). I buy non-organic sweet potatoes as they are part of the "Clean 15", and usually just bake them coated... (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)
So I've been talking to Dr. Paul Jaminet about dieting, and he recommended his PHD. I told him I have candida, but he still said I should be fine eating sweet potatoes everyday. My diet is very strict, I only eat 100% grass fed beef and organ... (more)
So I consider myself a paleo purist- I don't even eat apples due to the sugar content. I was surprised seeing Paul jaminet recommend white rice and sweet potatoes on his " perfect health diet" I'd love to add these foods in my diet, but it goes.... (more)
Does any one have a source for this information? I'm looking for the data on the chestnut-flavored tuber with red skin and creamy-colored flesh that turns golden when cooked. It's my understanding that this tuber is less sugary and more starchy... (more)
Cool stuff: Taro and Sweet Potatoes vs. Grain foods in Relation to Health and Dental Decay in Hawaii Taro and Sweet Potato (partial summary of reference 1) Ion chromatography of phytate in roots and tubers. 1) Taro and Sweet Potatoes were... (more)
This is quite interesting, I wonder about the phytic acid content of cooked taro. Yucca is soo good with some garlic mojo sauce, mmmm cuban food...
My understanding is that sweet potatoes are the only potatoes acceptable if you're eating paleo. The rule of thumb with potatoes as I understand it is if it's white, no bueno; orange, bueno. The orange ones, I always thought were interchangeably... (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?
Hi Everyone! So I was taken out to lunch today and I was concerned as I only started Paleo eating but I was able to chose where to eat. I was happy with my food choices: I had two courses with the first being scampi but I could take the batter... (more)
I've been pretty strict paleo for about a month now and have lost just about 20 pounds (I'm 5'7 150Lbs). I crossfit 4-5 days a week on top of strength sessions I do before hand. Since losing so much weight I want to put on some muscle and hear... (more)
Every time I eat sweet potatoes I see an adverse reaction as in I get bloated in the stomach and am hungry shortly after eating a fulfilling meal. However when i eat fruit, I feel light and energetic and full for hours. Any cravings disappear. If... (more)
I have eliminated potatoes and feel much better! I am now eating fruit and feel energized and light. Thanks to all for helping me reach this conclusion. Sometimes it is better not to know the science behind our bodies and just eat what seems to... (more)
Assuming for simplicities sake that a person is aiming for less than 100 carbs a day via the primal blueprint carb curve. If I were to eat one sweet potato a day that's only about 27 carbs?? So why do people say if I want to lose weight I should... (more)
there's no reason to steer clear unless you want to drive yourself crazy
When I was doing the slow carb diet I used to make little pancakes using only mashed beans, eggs, spices and soy sauce. They were very tasty and it was a great way to get eggs into my diet because I don't like how they taste. I want to try to do... (more)
Mash a cooked sweet potato or yam, mix in an egg, add salt and pepper, and drop spoonfuls into a hot skillet with coconut oil. I've done this with regular potatoes, too. It isn't light and fluffy like a pancake, but they are good.
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)
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