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Benefits Of Eating Sweet Potato
What are the health benefits of eating sweet potatoes during breakfast or in between meals. I've just started gym , will it help building muscles .
Sweet potatoes: It is doubtful that these have any specific added value or health benefits beyond being quite tasty and a source of nutrients. You can eat them whenever you like, but more likely to become fat than muscle. Exercise will build muscles. Good luck with your gym workouts. Become a he-man. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
Sweet potatoes: Sweet potatoes are a healthy food with lots of vitamin a, c calcium, potassium and fiber. The marshmallows, brown sugars and other sugars added to make them taste good are not healthy and add calories and can increase tooth decay. So eat the sweet potatoes and leave out the sugars. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Will eating sweet potatoes or yams help raise progesterone levels? Or rather what foods/drinks may raise progesterone levels naturally?
No, and none: Sweet potatoes and yams do not contain actual Progesterone at all, that is not a matter of debate in 2014 . Further they do not contain anything that acts like Progesterone (progestogenic), most contain plant chemical that are estrogenic in action. You can raise Progesterone by supplementing progesterone, but why do you want to do this? ...Read moreGet help now ›
6 months old baby started eating organic made baby food. Now is constipated.she's had sweet potatoes, banana, Apple's, peas, squash, zucchini. ?
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Made sweet potato on aluminum foil and ate the skin 4-5 nights/week for past 2 years. Will that have a lasting health effect?
Don't worry.: I know that there is a lot hysterical stuff online about aluminum; but while results aren't entirely conclusive, the overwhelming consensus is that there's little cause for worry. Any leaching from foil accounts for only a fraction of the amount considered safe to ingest daily through food, drinking water, and medicines (some antacids contain aluminum, as does most buffered aspirin). ...Read moreGet help now ›
I often eat sweet potatoes; they're very sweet. Are they safe to eat for a diabetic. I eat only 1 when I have it.?
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Yes and no: The amount is so low that it does not have an effect on the person eating the sweet potatoes. It has been estimated that in order to consume enough sweet potatoes to reach a level of estrogen contained in one days production of estrogen from a normal reproductive age ovary would require over a 2400 pounds of sweet potatoes. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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