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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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I am 8 weeks pregnan with twins i am extremely nauseous i cant 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 cant 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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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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Hiii m too slim want to get healthy and my face is too prone to oily skin plus white puss pimples and red bumps having blood and pain and redness?

Hiii m too slim want to get healthy and my face is too prone to oily skin plus white puss pimples and red bumps having blood and pain and redness?

Eat healthy: Eat a diet with at least 80 grams of complete (animal or soy) protein every day and lots of fresh vegetables and fruits with some whole grains and perform regular exercise for good health. Don't worry about being too skinny if you have good energy and eat right. Try over-the counter acne medicines such as benzoyle peroxide or the Proactive products. If this isn't enough, see your doctor. ...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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If I want to eat out side a sandwich with potato what should I order a healthy sandwich with potato ?

Lettuce and tomato: If you want something healthful in a sandwich it's always simple to put some lettuce and tomato on it. Or you could put coleslaw on it. Instead of potato chips or french fries you could have potato salad with some celery, carrots, peppers and onions. Also you could use whole wheat or multigrain bread. ...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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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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