1. mantq

    [Carbs and Muscle Glycogen]

    Hey everyone! I have a rather different question (series of questions) at hand, to put simply - what would be the best carbs in terms of staying within the 'PEATY REALM' and optimizing physical performance? First thing that comes to mind is starch, but isn't starch bad per se? Carbs make my...
  2. Mauritio

    Wheat starch causes inflammation and fatty liver, cooked starch does not

    In short: Wheat starch causes inflammation and fatty liver, cooked (gelatinized) starch does not. Ray Peat right again. Wheat starch increased weight and cholesterol and gelatinized starch did not. BTW a high salt diet also did not cause those pathologies, another interesting find of the study...
  3. A

    How to eat Starchy foods without problems.

    I get Brainfog, joint/muscle/back pains, stomach bloating and fatigue when consuming any starchy foods. Concentrated starch powders are the worst. I have tried most hacks to make them tolerable - rinsing starchy veggies thoroughly, boiling/pressure cooking, removing starch water after cooking -...
  4. C

    Low Fat Diet Guru John McDougall Eats "800 Calories Of Fat" Daily (Video)

    This video is just a few days old. His diet is now high fat. View: Dr. McDougall is famous for recommending a "starch based," vegan diet of beans, potatoes, peas, corn, greens etc. to everyone unconditionally for around 40 years. The Mcdougall diet is...
  5. P

    Sweating/High Temps After High Starch/Hight Fat Meals

    Anytime I eat high starch/high fat meals (eg. pizza, Italian food, etc) I begin sweating profusely almost immediately afterwards. This is accompanied by high temps (99.5 oral) and heart palpitations. Obviously, the solution to this problem is not to eat high starch/high fat meals -- and I...
  6. V

    Starch-free diet with enough calories for fixing digestion

    Would it be possible to follow a starch-free, high-carbohydrate diet by adding plenty of honey? Has anyone been doing it for quite some time and has it helped improve their digestion? I was planning to do 3 meals per day based on meat (150-200g) fried with butter (2 tablespoons) and honey (4...
  7. L

    Rice Vermicelli / Rice Sticks

    Does anyone here consume rice vermicelli? It’s made of rice and water. Seems like a good option for people who cannot tolerate eggs and gluten. The downside is, it’s all starch; hence it can feed bacteria in the gut, increase endotoxins, intestinal permeability, inflammation etc. Thoroughly...
  8. JCastro

    Sucrose raises brain serotonin significantly more than starch in rat study

    The rats who ate 50g/kg sucrose for 2 weeks had significantly higher hippocampal serotonin and a more potent response to the serotonergic drug fenfluramine, all compared to rats who ate 50g/kg starch for 2 weeks. The starch group had longer-lasting serotoninergic effects, but the sucrose group...
  9. mantq

    Carbs and Water Retention

    Hey everyone, So I've noticed that over the years, whenever I'm eating lots of carbs, I have fantastic levels of energy and never feeling hungry, as well as sleeping better. But the downside to this, is that I get a very puffy face, people always notice as in commenting 'oh you've gained weight'...
  10. cs3000

    Starch calories replacement without milk?

    how do people on low/no starch who don't tolerate milk proteins hit enough calories? seems like all those missing starch calories are hard to replace fruits don't have much calories apart from avocados (mostly fat calories not replacing much carbs). what other foods are good for replacing...
  11. C

    Fermenting oats (aka sourdough oats) for better digestion.

    Any one else given this a try? Have been preparing oats this way recently and they seem to be gentler on the digestive system. Worth a try!
  12. Green Dot

    HFCS Can Cause Obesity and Gut Microbial Changes

    Effects of HFCS on intestinal microbiota structure and obesity in mice In this study, the long-term intake of drinking water containing 30% HFCS caused significant increases in body weight, perirenal fat, epididymal fat (P = 0.001, P = 0.0009, P = 0.007, respectively), and liver fat percentage...
  13. L

    Ray Peat on oatmeal and oat bran

    Has Ray Peat said something new about oatmeal and oat bran?
  14. Lokzo

    ?How To Reverse Starch Poisoning

    Hey Fam, I am that guy who gets severely affected by potatoe starch/tapioca starch, basically any ROOT starch seems to really mess up my body. The symptoms I get are: 1. Delayed headache/head pressure with terrible fatigue. 2. Extreme muscle weakness 3. Shallow/breathing 4. Low blood...
  15. JamesGatz

    In Defense of Starch - TCM and eating many cold/damp foods (fruit/milk) seems to be anti-metabolic ?

    I'm sure many on the forum are familiar with TCM and it's view on the Spleen and Stomach eating nothing but cold/damp foods - I will leave a short description here for those unfamiliar : "In dampness and phlegm, it is important to nourish the Spleen, which means that the consumption of raw...
  16. Apple

    Prof. Gerhard Volkheimer - starch persorption

    Ray Peat: "Around 1988 I read Gerhard Volkheimer’s persorption article, and after doing some experiments with tortillas and masa, I stopped eating all starch except for those, then eventually I stopped those. Besides grains of starch entering the blood stream, lymph, and cerebral spinal fluid...
  17. Outdoctrination

    Starch weight gain?

    I've noticed I've gained 15-20 lbs since incorporating potatoes with coconut oil into my diet daily. Have you guys experienced weight gain on starch as well? Or is it a product of just including more fat in the diet?
  18. S

    Dietary type 2 resistant starch improves systemic inflammation and intestinal permeability?

    Abstract Type 2 resistant starch (RS2) is a fermentable dietary fiber conferring health benefits. We investigated the effects of RS2 on host, gut microbiota, and metabolites in aged mice on high-fat diet. In eighteen-month old mice randomly assigned to control, high-fat (HF), or high-fat+20% RS2...
  19. M

    Without good fruit available would you eat starches?

    I'm in a situation where milk is still not an option for my nutrition, so I rely on Greek yogurt and cheese, which have nowhere near the micronutrients of milk but they get the job done. I used to squeeze over 1kg of oranges into juice but lately everything at the supermarket is green and sour...
  20. username

    Erectile dysfunction at 29. No morning wood for years (unless eating lots of starch and fat before bed).

    I am 29 years old. I come from adhering fairly strictly to the carnivore diet for almost 3 years. I would cheat from time to time. I started eating more carbs and more peaty things around 6 months ago. Morning wood is very uncommon for me and has been for many years. I have noticed the only time...
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