Potato crisps

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Potato crisps

Postby gilrose » Sat 18 Feb 2006 00:55

Some questions. Wai says that potato crisps are 'best happy foods" but potato crisps are potato chips in the U.S. so they are fried- which is contradtion to the raw diet. It is winter in the U.S. from Dec. to March and getting organic fruits is limited and costly so is it required to eat organic fruit? Isn't all this fructose from fruit harmful? This diet looks great because it has lots of K and Magnesium but you get hardly any calcium- How do you explain that? the RDA for calcium is around 1000 mg for an adult male aged 19 plus. Who is Wai anyhow? What is his credentials?
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Postby Oscar » Sat 18 Feb 2006 01:49

Hello and welcome on the forum. :)

The potato chips aren't on the diet, but are an example for 'munch' food, if you can't or don't want to do the strict diet.

The fruits with thicker skin are less vulnerable, so they don't necessarily have to be organic, but peel all the fruits anyway.

Maybe you could read some more articles, for instance the one about osteoporosis, which will probably answer your question about calcium.
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Peeling fruit?

Postby gilrose » Sat 18 Feb 2006 02:05

Is not the peel of say an apple nutrient dense and the best source of vits and stuff? Should I be peeling fruit or eating it whole?
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Postby Oscar » Sat 18 Feb 2006 12:21

You're right, in or just under the peel the nutrients are more dense. But on this diet we get so much of those nutrients anyway, that not eating the peel doesn't matter. On a standard diet however, where people don't get that many nutrients, every peel counts. ;)
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Postby Brian » Sat 18 Feb 2006 20:20

It is also wise to peel fruits because the concentration of pesticides and other pollutants is highest in the peel.
Also, the skin is generally more fiberous and harder to digest.
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Postby slea » Wed 22 Feb 2006 20:05

The calcium reqirements on this diet are different than on the standard diet. Your body automaticaly adjusts the absorbsion rate for what ever nutrients you need. When you are on a standard cooked diet, not only do you need more calcium but more of other nutrients as well due to the acid/drying nature of a cooked diet.
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Postby chris m failla » Sat 02 Feb 2008 00:02

Hi again folks. This question is about munch foods like potato crisps. Potato crisps contain hydrogenated oil and doesnt those type of oils cause cardiovascular disease. My questions basically pertains to artery health because im trying to avoid or make sure I have the best arteries I can have for plenty of reasons of course. On the site Wai explains how cooked foods and percipated or oxidized protein, fat , and cholesterol is the cause of artery disease. But does hydrogenated oil for munch foods cause problems.
Another question if I may is about the healthy oils like OO. Is there any chance that eating these in abundance or even alittle bit can cause clogged arteries or high blood fat that can cause angina or tight chest feeling.
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Postby Oscar » Wed 06 Feb 2008 11:49

Yes, hydrogenated oils are bad, like trans-fat(ty acid)s.
Natural, unheated fats are okay.
It's explained in this article: http://www.waidiet.com/nutrients/fats.html
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potato crisps/potato chips

Postby Gerard » Sun 27 Jul 2008 15:02

Dehydrate some nice fruits (to crispiness) in the same shape and size as a chip or crisp, then dip it in olive oil and that will be the happiest food there is....
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Postby johndela1 » Tue 29 Jul 2008 00:55

Oscar wrote: The fruits with thicker skin are less vulnerable, so they don't necessarily have to be organic, but peel all the fruits anyway.
I consider pesticides something to avoid, but also I prefer organic because of the way they are fertilized.
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Postby Oscar » Fri 01 Aug 2008 11:48

Sure, ideally speaking organic always beats non-organic.

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