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What about starchy root vegetables?
Posted by: ksandberg2002 ()
Date: March 24, 2008 03:09PM

Are there any starchy root vegetables that can be eaten raw? I read it's a good source of hyaluronic acid.

Thanks.

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Re: What about starchy root vegetables?
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: March 24, 2008 03:34PM

Good question.
I get confused too about eating things like potatoes raw.
Lots of conflicting opinions out there.

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Re: What about starchy root vegetables?
Posted by: davidzanemason ()
Date: March 24, 2008 03:47PM

My understanding is that most of these things CAN be eaten raw...although I cannot vouch for the taste or tactile consistency....or digestibility. YOU will have to be the judge of thier sustaining value. Me personally, I don't find raw starchy tubers to be tasty or easily digestible (radishes were ok though! LOL).

-As for danger? Avoid green potatoes. Beyond that, just sample small amounts first...to ensure digestibility....and compatibility...before pigging out! Heh...heh.

-David Z. Mason

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Re: What about starchy root vegetables?
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: March 24, 2008 04:13PM

David Jubb says dont eat any starches.

Elnatural

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Re: What about starchy root vegetables?
Posted by: ksandberg2002 ()
Date: March 24, 2008 04:51PM

Thank you everyone!!

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Re: What about starchy root vegetables?
Posted by: the enchantress ()
Date: March 24, 2008 07:14PM

I don't mind raw yams. Sweet potatoes are too starchy for my tastes, but I've seen some recipes that say to grate and then soak them in water for a while, to eliminate some of the starchiness. Regular potatoes, however, are just plain nasty to me when raw. Try beets...they're not really a starchy root, but they're very grounding and tasty if that's what you're looking for.

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Re: What about starchy root vegetables?
Posted by: greenpower ()
Date: March 24, 2008 07:43PM

Dr Walker definitely recommended and added raw starches to his menu! He stated that the body can digest small amounts and that we should make use of them. Chewing it thoroughly would help with digestion, because the salivary enzymes already start predigestion of the starch.

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Re: What about starchy root vegetables?
Posted by: ksandberg2002 ()
Date: March 24, 2008 08:02PM

So are raw potatoes okay??? I LOVE raw potatoes!

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Re: What about starchy root vegetables?
Posted by: claire ()
Date: March 24, 2008 10:33PM

I like raw beetroot, carrot and sweet potato, I don't like raw parsnip or normal potato

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Re: What about starchy root vegetables?
Posted by: Bryan ()
Date: March 25, 2008 01:59AM

ksandberg2002,

If they work for you, they are OK for you. If they don't work for you, then they are not OK for you.

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