I've been paleo for a few months now, took a little break at christmas but I've been 100% clean since january 1st. I never cheat on my diet.
That being said, I don't fare well on low carbs. I've noticed that when I eat a few pieces of fruit every day I feel much better and have much more energy.
If I go low on carbs (well under 100g/day) I feel perfectly fine, but I sleep badly and I don't feel as smart. As I am a university student, my goals are:
1. Best possible mental fitness
2. Best possible mental fitness
3. Optimal health
My dilemma is, that I don't like eating fruit, I don't digest them very well and I believe fructose is something to avoid.
I've been eating organic potatoes for a few days, with the skin, with most meals, and I've felt truly awesome.
I don't really care about the "evolutionary factor" in all this, I go by how I feel and boy do I feel much better when I keep my carb up to about 150-200g per day.
To me starch seems to be a much much better option for carbs than fructose and I haven't seen any proof for why the starch in potatoes would be unhealthy.
Just thought I'd share my thoughts on this, if anyone here doesn't feel well on low-carbs and isn't insulin resistant or desperately needs to lose weight, potatoes are good source of healthy carbs.