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    My parents recently purchased a bag of Organic White Corn Tortilla Chips from Trader Joe's and I was wondering is it primal?

    The ingredients are White Corn, Lime, Vegetable Oil, and Salt.

    I know that flour is and grains are bashed, but what about these tasty chips?
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    Corn is a grain and vegetable oil is a no-no too. A rare indulgence won't make you grow two heads or anything.

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    If you want to indulge in chips, Terra chips are made of root veggies. Only problem with them are the oils they're cooked in, but otherwise they're pretty Primal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primal1337 View Post
    My parents recently purchased a bag of Organic White Corn Tortilla Chips from Trader Joe's and I was wondering is it primal?

    The ingredients are White Corn, Lime, Vegetable Oil, and Salt.

    I know that flour is and grains are bashed, but what about these tasty chips?
    Those helped me reach the 255 that prompted me to find PB and lose 50 lbs--partially by dropping such things. They are VERY tasty, but I've found them to be utterly unsafe. :-)

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    My experience with corn chips of any kind is that they are quite addicting! So even if u indulge as a cheat, beware, as u might end up eating the whole bag before you know it!

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    Corn - no go

    Vege oil - no go

    Lime - yes

    Salt - yes

    I guess you can only lick the surface of the chips, haha...

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    Yeah ahhh.......... tortilla chips and Margarittas make up most of the 70 pounds I'm am trying to loose!

    I cant do it, just try and eat one......................................No!
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    Haha, the comments are cracking me up--tortilla chips are one of my biggest obstacles, too (I have three amazing and authentic Mexican restaurants in close proximity). These chips are a grain-based food like any other, so just think of it like a piece of toast or something and make your decision that way, dependant on your needs and goals.

    Personally I've been allowing a few here and there when I go out, but I KNOW "a few" is way more than I think and as of this week I'm pretty much cut off. Besides, I'd rather just have the guac on a pile of carne asada and grilled veggies

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    lots of lit out there on the cancer causing effects of vegetable/seed oils that most chips are fried in. and corn is not primal.

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    I know the feeling. Thankfully, my preferred mexican food joint will give me lard fried pork rinds if I ask.

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