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Old 06-10-2007, 08:26 PM   #1
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Well, can someone on the paleo diet eat rice?
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Old 06-10-2007, 08:46 PM   #2
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Rice would be a grain, so I'm going to say..no!
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Old 06-10-2007, 08:59 PM   #3
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not paleo, but a better choice than wheat products if those are the only two options.
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Old 06-13-2007, 12:53 AM   #4
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Greg,
You say that rice is the better choice. Why choose at all? I'd just recommend skipping them both; not eating rice or wheat if you are trying to eat paleo style.
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Old 06-13-2007, 04:02 PM   #5
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An even better option would be quinoa! It's tasty.
http://bodyecology.com/07/04/12/quin...fits_guide.php
Also read;
http://bodyecology.com/06/12/07/risk...ing_grains.php
Both W/F Safe
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Old 06-18-2007, 08:22 AM   #6
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John, rice is better than wheat due to the lack of gluten, which can do some damage to the gut.
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Old 06-18-2007, 09:45 AM   #7
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Brown rice would be much more paleo than white, polished rice.
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Old 06-19-2007, 04:16 AM   #8
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So, are millet, quinoa, amaranth and buckwheat paleo?
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Old 06-19-2007, 07:54 AM   #9
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Shawn,

No. Basically, grains/seeds that require cooking are generally not considered to be paleo. Paleolithic peoples did not have the means to prepare these foods before the development of cooking vessels. I'm not sure if it's because of glycemic load, anti-nutrients (phytates) binding minerals, or because of the net acid-producing effect, but Loren Cordain (Paleodiet) specifically mentions avoiding these grains and grain-like seeds. Could be all of the above.
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