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    What are the Best Carbs for us?

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    What are the best carbs for us primal people when we exercise? I gather that sometimes colorful vegetables fall short on providing energy for longer or more intense workouts. From reading here, I see that some people use bananas, sweet potatoes, or beetroot juice. I think these are all fine, with bananas being the most convenient, though they are a little sugary. I'm wondering if there are others that work well, or that people like.
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    If you are not trying to lose weight then a banana is fine. Berries are AWESOME especially them raspberries! A bit expensive though...

    Sweet potatoes are great for more intense workouts if you feel you need the carbs.

    Or, you can just eat more fat. Avocados are perfect!
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    I like parsnips fried in ghee.

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    I devour sweet potatoes like there's no tomorrow (in a pwo setting) and I only seem to be losing more fat while gaining more muscle. I tried the same thing with bananas, but the fructose malabsorption really bothered my stomach.

    Sweet potatoes get my vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primal Toad View Post
    If you are not trying to lose weight then a banana is fine. Berries are AWESOME especially them raspberries! A bit expensive though...

    Sweet potatoes are great for more intense workouts if you feel you need the carbs.

    Or, you can just eat more fat. Avocados are perfect!
    I'm not trying to lose weight. Used to be a "chronic cardio" type. I still do much reduced jogging distances, like 10 or so minutes, and find I need a few more carbs for that...the avocado is a great suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funkadelic Flash View Post
    I devour sweet potatoes like there's no tomorrow (in a pwo setting) and I only seem to be losing more fat while gaining more muscle. I tried the same thing with bananas, but the fructose malabsorption really bothered my stomach.

    Sweet potatoes get my vote.
    I've really been enjoying those very small sweet potatoes we've been finding at the farmer's markets. They are like candy. What gets me is that non primal family members never notice how outrageously sweet they really taste, once our taste buds readjust. It's astounding.

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    Sweet potatoes are my choice for carb refeeds as well. I found some long skinny white ones that were awesome last summer. They're gone now and I was told that they are seasonal. I'll be having more of those next year for sure.

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    Bananas upset my stomach, I'm mostly berries but I'm going to take up sweet potatoes for the more intense workout days.

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    For me it's bananas and I recently added a small serving of sweet potato after my powerlifting sessions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocturnalhorse View Post
    sweet potato

    powerlifting
    Works for me too.

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