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Old 11-05-2006, 02:42 PM   #1
Ben Nance
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I've been looking at the paleo diet recently and have a few questions:

1. Aside from the surplus of starchy carbs, why do potatoes (particularly sweet potatoes) get such a bad rap? They seem like a great way to buffer your cabohydrate intake to correspond with changing activity levels.

2. Anyone notice any GI discomfort with consuming so much fat? (Particularly bacon grease and whatnot) Maybe I just have a sensitive stomach but greasy animal fat does a number on my system, any way to prevent this?

3. With consuming so many eggs... what are everyone's thoughts on seperating the eggs vs eating the yolks?

Thanks everyone
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Old 11-05-2006, 03:07 PM   #2
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1.) Many people on this board like sweet potatoes; they are a good source of vitimins and carbs- more enjoyable than having to eat a ton of spinich, too. My impression is that Paleo people in general did eat a fair amount of tubers, so I think they're OK. But, they are easy to overdo. Also, if I remember correctly, regular potatoes are a member of the "nightshade" family, many of which are somewhat poisonious, so people agrue to stay away from them.
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Old 11-05-2006, 05:07 PM   #3
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Egg yolks contain arachidonic acid which, according to Barry Sears, has a negative effect on eicosanoids, the base of the zone. However, there are some very important nutrients to be found in the yolk.

Long story short, I try to get the best of both worlds. One omelette for me consists of three whole eggs and three egg yolks.
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