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potato chip crash

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by roonie, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. roonie

    roonie

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    Just wondering who here find potatoe chips their absolute worst food offender. Im telling you, if i have even one potatoe chip im sick for two weeks. I have a couple of local cfs buddies that are exactly like this so i wanted to see how common it is, and if in fact there is some kind of connection as to why a potatoe chip can be so inflammatory
  2. Ayaju

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    I don't know about potato chips specifically being especially offensive, but I do know that for me ALL grains are problematic, and that includes potatoes, even though it's not a grain... but corn is in the category too.

    It's so interesting the progression I've had. First I gave up gluten for 6 months, and that helped me. Then I'm advised by several sources to give up all grains too! And that seemed utterly impossible to achieve!! But NOW it's entirely easy and manageable! It's like... the seed was planted and needed time to grow, and then when I was ready to make the shift, all the cool superfoods and herbs came into my awareness, and I couldn't be happier with my diet!

    I've only been off grains for a couple weeks, but I've lost a lb! I haven't been able to lose weight for years! I don't miss sugar either! Stevia and Xylitol do the trick.

    Well, looks like you sparked a ramble from me, Roonie!

    Judy
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    I have a major problem with potato chips as well. They are extremely high in oxalates (as are potatoes) which, if you are reactive to oxalates could be one reason.
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    Potato chips are one of my "rescue foods" with the high sodium content plus potassium. But I also have sketchy adrenal function so that may be why this works so well for me. I still try not to eat them more than once a month or so though due to the carbs.
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  5. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl Is Jim Jones alive and well on PR?

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    I eat a small bag of Pop Chips every day and have no problem with them.
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    Wayne Senior Member

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    It seems a lot of potato chips these days are made using canola oil. Though it is often used in "health food" products, it can actually be quite detrimental. Perhaps something to consider.
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    Hip Senior Member

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    Some flavors of potato chip / crisps contain monosodium glutamate, which some people may be sensitive to.
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    Like @Ema potato chips are a "rescue food" for me too. I have often bought a small packet when I have been out and I notice it picks me up a bit. I don't always remember to buy them. It is just every now and again.
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    Ema Senior Member

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    I have also found potato chips to be excellent predictors of my cycle...if I am found rummaging in the pantry at midnight for chips, the next day is not one to choose to wear the white pants. :D
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  10. rosie26

    rosie26 Senior Member

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    My favorite is chicken, have you tried dipping them into vanilla icecream anyone? really nice :D
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    Does Cricket get chips as well? She looks expectant.
  12. Ema

    Ema Senior Member

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    All this talk of chips has made me crave some! Thanks a lot guys...;)

    Cricket and Ivey are both big fans of the potato chip. BIG fans.
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    beaverfury beaverfury

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    Mm.. I want chips as well... but i live 7 kilometres out of town. Should have prepared for this
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    beaverfury beaverfury

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    Might just order some from iherb
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    Ema Senior Member

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    I want to get the kimchi chips. We have no unusual flavors here in this country. It is very disappointing.

    I usually just get the original Terra chips which are a mixture of root vegetables.
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    A radio talkback host here was talking about how much he loved potato chips and it was the topic of discussion for 3 hours one morning. I had to go out and get some after that. I bet a lot got sold that day here.
  17. roonie

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    guess i should have turned this into a poll....lol
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