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Is it possible to be allergic to potatoes and french fries

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possible: The most common food allergies are egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, trre nuts, shellfish and fish. Potato allergy would be unusual but anything is poss ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Ostro
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Potato allergy exists but is rare. More people have oral allergy syndrome/food pollen allergy syndrome, most often with birch pollen allergy in the sp ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malina Milan
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Sweet potatoes: Have more fiber, fewer total carbs, more vitamin a and c. But keep in mind that fries whether white or sweet potato are still not healthy. All in mo ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: They are still fried starch, they can't be too healthy for you.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Healthy choices: Sweet potatoes are a healthy food - frying them makes them less healthy. However they are a healthier choice than regular french fries. Take care.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
Rice cakes: You might try rice cakes which have much less saturated fat and a satisfying crunch. They are lower in sodium as well. Or try a crunchy whole grain ce ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Not really: The issue with fries is the fact that whether regular potato or sweet potato, they are generally prepared by deep frying which infuses a lot of fat in ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Shackelford
25 years experience Emergency Medicine
Processed food - meh: Doubtful if fresh cut. Processed food is all about additives and salt. Both potatoes and sweets have nutrients. Balanced diet is key. Don't make a hab ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Sort of, REALLY BAD: Technically french fries/chips are vegetables but are also junk food.When people are advised to eat veggies these aren't what's meant & don't count as ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
No: Diabetes is not caused by what you eat although diabetics must watch their diet and exercise regularly. An overview of the types and causes of diabete ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sweet potatoe: It is a much healthier choice.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Not really: The problem with French fries is that they become saturated with oil. Restaurants don't always use new oil for each batch. So you are getting extra ... Read More

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