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Doctor insights on: Are Red Potatoes Healthier Than White Potatoes

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Can potatoes really help reduce skin redness?

Can potatoes really help reduce skin redness?

No: Red skin is from rosacea usually. Using gentle products, topical Metrogel or using a skin rejuvenation laser can help. Decreasing your alcohol, caffeine intake and eating plant based can improve inflammation which helps the skin. ...Read more

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Does eating red skin potatoes spike blood sugar?

Does eating red skin potatoes spike blood sugar?

May: Potatoes in general are high in carbohydrates, so they have the potential to cause a significant rise in blood sugar, especially if a large portion is consumed. ...Read more

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I am 8 weeks pregnan with twins I am extremely nauseous I can't keep much down i have started craving raw red potatoes is it bad for me to eat them?

I am 8 weeks pregnan with twins I am extremely nauseous I can't keep much down i have started craving raw red potatoes is it bad for me to eat them?

No, they are ok: The nutritional value of a potato is actually greater when it is eaten raw. It contains vitamin C, B6 and niacin. Curiously, raw potatoes are known as a food craved by pregnant woman. Be very careful to wash the potato carefully. Good luck with the nausea (and the twins!) ...Read more

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Ate undercooked, pretty much raw red skin potatoes. Didn't see it as a concern until a friend mentioned it's unsafe. Any side effects I should lookfor?

Ate undercooked, pretty much raw red skin potatoes. Didn't see it as a concern until a friend mentioned it's unsafe. Any side effects I should lookfor?

Little or no risk: Any food out of the soil (potatoes, carrots, beets, onions, etc) occasionally can be contaminated with various disease causing bacteria. But raw or undercooked potatoes themselves are entirely safe, regardless of skin color. Many people eat them raw all the time. ...Read more

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9 month old stuck her hand in my hot potatoes on my plate, no blister so far just really red. Will she be OK?

9 month old stuck her hand in my hot potatoes on my plate, no blister so far just really red. Will she be OK?

First Degree Burn: If you are seeing red skin but no blister this is going to be a first degree burn. I would just put a dab of neosporin on it tonight and take a look at it in the morning. Babies can move fast! Take this opportunity to start thinking about safeproofing the house and plan to have it complete by babies first birthday! Splash burns are common as they start to toddle! She will be fine! ...Read more

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43wf. For the last 6 wks have fluffy stool .6 on Bristol chart.bright red blood on stool and toilet paper.the only change is diet. No bread rice potatoes etc.shakes with soy milk nuts berries and whey protein,salads with fish,chicken. Worried!

43wf. For the last 6 wks have fluffy stool
.6 on Bristol chart.bright red blood on stool and toilet paper.the only change is diet. No bread rice potatoes etc.shakes with soy milk nuts berries and whey protein,salads with fish,chicken. Worried!

Blood stool: 43wf. For the last 6 wks have fluffy stool .6 on Bristol chart.bright red blood on stool and toilet paper.the only change is diet. No bread rice potatoes etc.shakes with soy milk nuts berries and whey protein,salads with fish,chicken. Worried! ANS: first you need to have it tested for blood. Eating beets can do this in some. Need to have your health care team take a look at you butt/colon ...Read more

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How to make potatoes in a healthy way?

Bake: Baked potato is the healthiest way to prepare them. You can also microwave a potato in the oven for 4-5 minutes depending on the size of the potato. I don't recommend frying in oil or adding sour creme or butter. ...Read more

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I'm addicted to potato chips are there any healthy alternatives?

I'm addicted to potato chips are there any healthy alternatives?

Be a Pirate: Try pirate's booty. Low cal, no trans fats, and it tastes good. There are better alternatives than these but this may not be a bad place to start:). ...Read more

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Why are sweet potato french fries healthier than white potato french fries?

Why are sweet potato french fries healthier than white potato french fries?

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 moderation. Take care! ...Read more

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What's a healthy french fry substitute recipe for baked sweet potatoes fries?

What's a healthy french fry substitute recipe for baked sweet potatoes fries?

Recipe...: This is my first health tap recipe. Cut the sweet potatoes the size of french fries. (the thinned you cut them,. The faster they cook.) Put them in a plastic bag with some olive oil and shake to coat them. (you can use a bowl if you wish.) Bake in a 400 degree oven until done. Season to taste and enjoy. ...Read more

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Are sweet potato fries healthy or just a healthier choice than regular french fries?

Are sweet potato fries healthy or just a healthier choice than regular french fries?

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. ...Read more

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I have made a sweet potato baked on a sheet of aluminum foil at least 4-5 nights a week for the past two years. Will that have a lasting health effect?

I have made a sweet potato baked on a sheet of aluminum foil at least 4-5 nights a week for the past two years. Will that have a lasting health effect?

Not likely: I trust that you are not eating the skin on the sweet potato. The amount of aluminum getting into the food is not likely to cause a lasting effect even if you ate the skin. Just to be sure you may wish to wrap the potato in paper suitable for baking (parchment paper) and then wrap it in aluminum. ...Read more

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Are potatoes healthy?

Only with the skin.: Potatoes are not complex carbohydrates, so they behave more like a sugar than, say, brown rice. With the skin you'd at least get some fiber and nutrients. French fries are bad. Cheesy potato skins are bad. Just have a simple baked potato. ...Read more

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Why are potato chips harmful for health?

Why are potato chips harmful for health?

Salt and fat: The high salt content and fat content of certain potato chips could be harmful to health when taken in excess. In moderation, they can be part of a diet of portion control, ...Read more

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Regular potato or sweet potato fries healthier?

Neither: Foods that are deep fired are not healthy choices. If you must, choose sweet potatoes. ...Read more

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What are healthier alternative to mashed potatoes?

What are healthier alternative to mashed potatoes?

Cauliflower: An easy and great recipe to substitute for mashed potatotes: 1-2 heads of cauliflower, 1 clove garlic, 1/8 cup chives, 1 tbsp olive oil or low fat buttery spread, 1/4 cup milk (or almond milk). Steam cauliflower, then add above ingredients & blend to a whipped texture. If needed add more milk. Add salt/pepper to taste and enjoy.
This is one of my favorite "mock mashed potato" recipes! ...Read more

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Can you please describe the health consequences of an instant mashed potato diet?

Can you please describe the health consequences of an instant mashed potato diet?

Unbalanced: This would be an inheretenly unbalanced diet that is full of starch and void of many required nutrients. Anticipate possible constipation & sluggishness. ...Read more