View Poll Results: best empty starchy carb?

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  • Potatoes

    9 15.00%
  • Sweet Potatos/yams

    31 51.67%
  • rice

    12 20.00%
  • oats

    4 6.67%
  • other/ name it

    4 6.67%
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    Best empty carb?

    Which empty carbs would you eat if you needed to and why? Non primal/paleo options included. I personally like oats.

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    White basmati rice.

    I eat it everyday.

    Yes I know, kill me.

    I won't bother to justify why I eat it. But it doesn't bother me at all and I love it.

    Oats are too hard to digest, 'taters have antinutrients, sweet potatoes take too long to bake...
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    I think I woulds need to understand why these would be classified as empty? Are you saying their empty calories, anti-nutrients or something altogether different? I guess the empty carb choice for me is sweet potato.............they feel filling though. j/k

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    If voting based purely on taste... gimme potatoes! Mashed, french fried, cheesy, buttered, loaded baked potates... whatever.
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    jasmine rice cooked with coconut milk instead of water. oh how i miss that!

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    Sweet potatoes aren't really an "empty" carb (they're fairly nutritous) so I voted for rice. That, and I love rice. I'd rather have a small portion of rice with dinner on occasion than most other more primal indulgences like nuts, chocolate, dairy. And as far as I know, other than the ability to make you fat, white rice doesn't have much in the way of lectins, and anti-nutrients? Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think it's probably the "safest" grain (white rice, not brown)

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    I mean empty as it's main use is as a source of energy, with low nutrients or antinutrients. Something cheap that you would feed an army on.

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    Sweet potatoes, though I don't see them as "empty."
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    If we're talking starchy carbs, my favorite is definitely sweet potato; pretty good nutritional bang for your buck. I also like almost all winter squashes too. When I was on a trip two weeks ago, I pretty much had to eat carbs. I noticed that I felt fine after eating white rice with some beans, but one day I had oatmeal and that kinda messed me up. So in order of preference: sweet potato (if that counts), winter squashes, white rice/white potato, anything else. Oh, I like boniato too.

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    rphlslv- your avatar just totally wigged me out just now. I tried to squash the bug on my screen. (Too damn tired I guess.)

    I have the same thought as a couple others have mentioned. Sweet potatoes aren't exactly "empty" compared to the other options. They're my "carby carb" of choice if I'm going to eat something carb-licious. Well that or a banana.

    My "empty carb" treat is home brew kombucha, which would fall under "other" I guess. I make mine with pure black cherry juice... so some carbs, but I'm not sure how many after the ferment. I suspect a wee bit of alcohol in there as well.

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