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    Well I'm going to say Nay, but I haven't seen anything specific while reading the primal blueprint that is against them. Just to clarify, I mean white potatoes. I ask because this morning I had some hashbrowns (shredded potatoes fried). According to the nutrition facts it only had about 12g of carbs, which isn't too bad, but I want to know if potatoes are a primal food.


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    I very rarely eat potatoes, and when I do it's sweet potatoes/yams...


    But man I do love me some hashbrowns (cooked at home in my own oil or bacon grease) - would be nice if they were "primal."


    I think most people avoid them based on the carb count and the fact that they don't really have a lot of nutrients (the white ones) - regardless of "primalness." But as far as I know they don't have the negative-nutrition that grains do (binding to vitamins and stuff so you can't use them) so my guess is that as long as you are insulin sensitive (not resistant) they couldn't hurt now and then.

    Eating lots but still hungry? Eat more fat. Mid-day sluggishness? Eat more fat. Feeling depressed or irritable? Eat more fat. People think you've developed an eating disorder? Eat more fat... in front of them.

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      My "carbing up" on the weekends consists so far of one whole sweet potato. mmmm. It's so yummy.

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        Omg I LOVE sweet potatoes and butter...

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          Grok did not eat potatoes.


          Here&#39;s what Mark says:
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          When it comes to vegetables, seek out root vegetables including carrots, turnips, parsnips, rutabagas and Swede (but not potatoes or other starchy, high-carb varieties)
          </blockquote>


          or http://www.marksdailyapple.com/hold-the-fries/

          The "Seven Deadly Sins"

          Grains (wheat/rice/oats etc) . . . . . Dairy (milk/yogurt/butter/cheese etc) . . . . . Nightshades (peppers/tomato/eggplant etc)
          Tubers (potato/arrowroot etc) . . . Modernly palatable (cashews/olives etc) . . . Refined foods (salt/sugars etc )
          Legumes (soy/beans/peas etc)

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            Alright thanks all, I&#39;m not big on sweet potatoes or anything like that. I remember reading about the "root vegetables" part, but couldn&#39;t remember if this included potatoes. Ah well, this morning was my last time eating them, but they were damn good, hehe.

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              Just stick to sweet potatoes then, they&#39;re so much tastier. They&#39;re not real potatoes, they&#39;re roots, like carrots and beets...

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                Raphael, Kaizen just said "I&#39;m not big on sweet potatoes" haha.

                Eating lots but still hungry? Eat more fat. Mid-day sluggishness? Eat more fat. Feeling depressed or irritable? Eat more fat. People think you've developed an eating disorder? Eat more fat... in front of them.

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                  ooops!


                  I just love them so much lol...

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                    Like they say Raphael, love is blind I believe Primal agrees with Paleo on the potato issue. Potatoes are poisonous if eaten raw (even CW knows that), which is why they are a non-paleo food. I actually haven&#39;t had a white potato in over 6 months, but I&#39;ll have sweet potatoes once a month or so because, as Raphael said, they are delicious

                    You are what you eat,
                    and what you eat eats too - Michael Pollan

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                      I have them every other day. It&#39;s a good source of potassium, vitamins and carbs (yes I said it) and so far I haven&#39;t found any evidence against it... I wouldn&#39;t eat white potatoes though.


                      But hey, I don&#39;t really consider myself primal anymore (I slipped a lot), so don&#39;t worry. :P

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                        Potatoes of any kind are a treat or indulgence for me, not a part of my regular diet.


                        Have you tried mashed cauliflower yet? With butter, a bit of cream cheese and roasted garlic it tastes incredible!!!

                        The more I see the less I know for sure.
                        -John Lennon

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                          I don&#39;t eat potatoes, but I do love "home fries" or hash browns. I&#39;ve found turnips work very well for this. In fact, since I&#39;m cooking breakfast for the fam on Christmas, I&#39;ll be making it a Primal one, including turnip "home fries" and home-made ketchup.

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                            I use radishes for hash browns. First, boil them for a few minutes (it eliminates the &#39;radish&#39; bitterness). Then I dice them and fry them up with chopped onion. Along with some eggs and bacon, you won&#39;t miss potatoes at all!

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                              Home fries or hashbrowns on a Sunday morning is not going to kill you. If you want them, eat them. 80/20 right? Stressing about it will hurt you more than the potatoe.


                              Unless you get shot by one of those potatoe bazookas.

                              Don't be a paleotard...

                              http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nut...oxidation.html

                              http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nut...torage-qa.html

                              http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat...rn-fat-qa.html

                              http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nut...-you-need.html

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