S ince the Paleo Diet [ Appendix] was first popularized, the inclusion of potatoes in the diet has been perhaps the biggest source of controversy within the Paleo community. However, as a certification organization, The Paleo Foundation is tasked with making community-wide decisions regarding Paleo food items and must consider controversial ingredients, such as the potato, carefully. In this Consensus Report, we will critically examine arguments from the Paleo community on the topic of white potatoes and offer additional input from leading Paleo experts. In the conclusions of this report, we will offer our decision to include or exclude white potatoes in the Certified Paleo Standards. Figure 1. Botanical Family. Potatoes Solanum tuberosum are in the Solanaceae family, related to tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant. The part of the potato plant we eat is called the tuber, which is actually an enlarged underground stem. Each plant will produce multiple tubers.
That’s not always the case, but look for wild salmon and other sustainably-caught seafood when you’re eating paleo. Testimonials and Success Stories. Fallacy A fallacy is the use of an invalid or faulty reasoning in the construction of an argument. Movement, Exercise and Meditation. So, if you are trying to lose weight or watch your blood sugar levels, eat these in moderation. Vitamin C. White potatoes have a high glycemic index and are high in carbohydrates and yes they do raise your blood sugar levels more than other foods BUT there are some types of potatoes with a lower glycemic load and the way you cook and eat potatoes matters. But if you want to follow the rules strictly, there are some good alternatives, Warren says. Jonathan Boulton. Trackbacks […] Potatoes […]. Fried potato skins filled with chili and topped off by sour cream and jalapeno peppers would be a real gut bomb with devastating effects upon your intestinal permeability. Our ancestors didn’t eat these foods.
These foods, despite what paleo advocates claim, are healthful and can be good sources of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Research shows that by cooking, sprouting or fermenting foods that are high in lectins, you can easily reduce their lectin content to negligible amounts. One of my personal experiences at the time was how bad early morning breakfasts of boiled potatoes made me feel. A statement is considered necessarily true if it is impossible for the statement to be true. Nutrient Density. Whether potatoes belong in your eating strategy may have a lot to do with the state of your metabolism.