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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

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If I want to eat outside a sandwich with potato what should I order a healthy sandwich with potato?

If I want to eat outside a sandwich with potato what should I order a healthy sandwich with potato?

How u process food: It is not what you put inside your body it is how you process it that matters. Eat whatever you want — if you are having sandwich with potato support pancreas with chromium and pancreas complex (has bitter melon) if you are eating chips make sure you do oil change — replace bad oils with mixed efa and limonene and detox the chemicals in lettuce, tomato and salads with zeolite, mediclay drinks. ...Read more

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31 year old male who weights 160 is eat fried potatoes Country with avocado oil healthy?

31 year old male who weights 160 is eat fried potatoes Country with avocado oil healthy?

In MODERATION: Fried potatoes are fine (although you have not given your height thus I cannot calculate your BMI and the CALORIES of any carbohydrate food must not be ignored!)

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a friend who lives on boiled sweet potatoes (no butter) and egg whites. Is this healthy?

I have a friend who lives on boiled sweet potatoes (no butter) and egg whites.  Is this healthy?

Probably not: Extremes of diet are never good unless there is a very specific reason to have to do this. Eating a balanced diet is the proper way to get the nutrients you need for daily living and a healthy body. By limiting a diet, you limit certain vitamins, nutriets and other essentials. ...Read more

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Are sweet potato fries a healthy substitute for french fries? What's a good, healthy recipe for them?

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 into the fry. A better way to prepare them is to use raw potatoes so you know what you are starting with (prepackaged sometimes have salty and fatty additives). Then bake the fries instead of frying them. Good taste and healthier. ...Read more

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Is it healthier to eat junk foods (eg. fried foods, potato chips, candy) occasionally or avoid them altogether?

Is it healthier to eat junk foods (eg. fried foods, potato chips, candy) occasionally or avoid them altogether?

Agree w' : Dr Fairchild. Many of the junk foods however contain ingredients that are addictive (corn syrup). For some people, when they eat a little they can't stop or they will eat more the next day and the cravings will continue. If once you take a little, you have trouble stopping or find that within a few days you are taking a little more, try to stay clear you may be addicted to something in the junk. ...Read more

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What's the difference between sweet potatos and yams in terms of nutrition? Do they have the same health benefits?

What's the difference between sweet potatos and yams in terms of nutrition? Do they have the same health benefits?

Here's a link!: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/hil-23-a.html

What is labelled "yam"in the U.S. (usually orange and high in beta-carotene) is actually a variety of the sweet potato, not the more starchy and dry "yam" originating in africa. ...Read more

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Hi, I want to ask that I want to get healthy even I eat food like potatoes alot or other healthy foods but still im so skinny?

Hi, I want to ask that I want to get healthy even I eat food like potatoes alot or other healthy foods but still im so skinny?

You may be: Constitutionally thin....your family history/genetics have given you a metabolism that burns calories efficiently and doesn't lead to stored fat. As you say, healthy eating is still important: plenty of veggies, fruit, healthy grains (whole wheat, brown rice), healthy protein (fish, poultry, lean beef), AND potatoes. Go online, find your recommended calories/day, and bump it up 500/day. Stay well! ...Read more

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Hello, I ate a little of brocolli and a whole sweet potatoe, was that a healthy dinner? And are sweet potatoes healthy? I heard they weren't

Hello, I ate a little of brocolli and a whole sweet potatoe, was that a healthy dinner? And are sweet potatoes healthy? I heard they weren't

Partially: Both are healthy vegetables, but your diet should contain more than vegetables alone. Add beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains and fruits if you are vegan. Add wild fish like salmon if you are not. ...Read more

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My son is 2 y.o and 3 month he refuses to eat everything what is healthy like soup&vegies. He only accepts fried potato and sosages. What to do?

My son is 2 y.o and 3 month he refuses to eat everything what is healthy like soup&vegies. He only accepts fried potato and sosages. What to do?

Picky eaters: Toddlers often have challenging eating behaviors, even when they eat a variety of foods as infants. Continue to offer the healthy foods at meals and limit in-between meal snacks which can fill him up during the day. I would also try not to "give in" to offering only his favorites and avoid nutritional supplements such as Pediasure. As long as he's maintaining his weight, he will be fine. ...Read more