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Doctor insights on: Benefits Of Eating Sweet Potato

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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.

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 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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Can eating sweet potatoes be a cure for diabetes?

Can eating sweet potatoes be a cure for diabetes?

Not a cure.: A sweet potatoe is not a cure for diabetes. But it may be a better food choice for a diabetic than a regular potatoe. ...Read more

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Just wondering if eating too many sweet potatoes would be bad for teeth?

Just wondering if eating too many sweet potatoes would be bad for teeth?

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 more

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Will eating sweet potatoes or yams help raise progesterone levels? Or rather what foods/drinks may raise progesterone levels naturally?

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 more

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Do mangos or sweet potatoes aid in weight gain? Right now I am going to begin eating mangos everyday. I wasn't sure if sweet potatoes would work also?

Do mangos or sweet potatoes aid in weight gain? Right now I am going to begin eating mangos everyday. I wasn't sure if sweet potatoes would work also?

Carbohydrate: The body would rather burn simple and complex sugars rather than fats as a fuel source. If you eat a lot of mangoes and sweet potatoes, your body will not enter into a state of ketosis (fat burning). You might consider reducing the amount of carbohydrates you intake if you want to burn fat. ...Read more

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My mom isn't eating sweets or alot potato & she is taking her medicine but her hbA1c increased from 9.7 to 11 in 6 months. I am so afraid?

My mom isn't eating sweets or alot potato & she is taking her medicine but her hbA1c increased from 9.7 to 11 in 6 months. I am so afraid?

Diabetes: Regardless of where you mom is located (Lebanon or States), she needs to see her Family Doc or Endocrinologist more frequently & check her labs incl A1c every 3mo until at goal. A1c represent average sugar control over last 3mo w/lower being better. She should chat w/diabetic educator as well as nutritionist. I think she should learn to check her sugars after meals to determine what foods drive up ...Read more

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Ketones in urine after eating sweet potatoes. Is this bad?

Ketones in urine after eating sweet potatoes. Is this bad?

Not related: Ketones in urine are result of fatty acid metabolism. Most striking ijn starvation, or in lack of carbohydrates as in the atkins diet. Small amounts of ketones can be seen in urine by noon-time if subject hasn't eaten since evening before. This is of little consequence. In fact, sweet potatoes being carbohydrate make it less likely to have ketones in urine. ...Read more

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6 months old baby started eating organic made baby food. Now is constipated. She's had sweet potatoes, banana, Apple's, peas, squash, zucchini.?

6 months old baby started eating organic made baby food. Now is constipated. She's had sweet potatoes, banana, Apple's, peas, squash, zucchini.?

Why the rush: Solids in the first year do not help the baby grow better. Breast milk is an adequate nutrition source, and solids today are primarily a training process to transition them to the table. Apples and bananas are constipating agents. Prunes & pears loosen stools. I'd quit the rush through the list of foods and just keep it simple. ...Read more

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My baby throws up violently after eating sweet potatoes and has done it 3 times so far 2 times went to ER for fluids she was weak and pale what is it?

My baby throws up violently after eating sweet potatoes and has done it 3 times so far 2 times went to ER for fluids she was weak and pale what is it?

FPIES: This could represent Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES). Classic symptoms include profound vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration. These symptoms can lead to severe lethargy, change in body temperature and blood pressure.
Most often there are specific triggering foods. Do not give sweet potatoes, and I would suggest introducing 1 new food every 5 days to determine if other triggers ...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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Is it generally good to eat a whole big sweet potato?

Is it generally good to eat a whole big sweet potato?

Yes. Does have. ..: Modest carbs, but with more vitamins, minerals, and fiber than a regular potato! Hence, lower glycemic index! I enjoy them with regularity! ...Read more

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Do sweet potatoes contain estrogen? If yes, is it bad?

Do sweet potatoes contain estrogen? If yes, is it bad?

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 more

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I am allergic to white potatoes but not sweet potatoes. Why?

I am allergic to white potatoes but not sweet potatoes. Why?

Apples & oranges: They are two entirely different botanical products like apples and oranges. By the way, white potato allergy is very rare. Wonder if you only noted allergic reaction (if that's what it is) only when you eat the peel as in the case of baked potato. ...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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Is it more nutritional to eat a regular baked potato or a baked sweet potato?

Is it more nutritional to eat a regular baked potato or a baked sweet potato?

Food Questions: I do not know what you mean by nutritious. They are both carbohydrate calories (100%). The sweet potato is a complex carbohydrate, meaning this is better for overall diet and correct calories. The regular baked potato is just simple carbs. It is just simply sugar when it is digested. ...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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Is sweet potatoes good for acne?

Is sweet potatoes good for acne?

Whoa: The fact that you asked tells me that you're not treating yourself / being treated scientifically. Forget the home / pop remedies except as adjuncts. If two weeks of topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you, get with your personal physician for some prescription-strength stuff. Acne is a serious personal and professional problem and you deserve better than a sweet potato. ...Read more

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Allergy of sweet potato, is it possible?

Allergy of sweet potato, is it possible?

Yes, but uncommon: Sweet potato has been identified as a trigger of food induced colitis in infants. This is an unusual disorder. Theoretically, any food can potentially trigger an allergic disorder. Sweet potato would be an uncommon cause. An allergist can test specifically for sweet potato to help sort this out. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a sweet potato trigger an allergy?

Please tell me, could a sweet potato trigger an allergy?

Not sure: It would be unusual for one to be allergic to sweet potatoes but possible. Not sure what is meant by can a sweet potatoe trigger an allergy. ...Read more

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If 7mnth old is allergic to carrots & sweet potatoes, could she have a reaction to mangos?

If 7mnth old is allergic to carrots & sweet potatoes, could she have a reaction to mangos?

Yes: Mangoes are not in the same families as carrots ; sweet potatoes, so having those specific allergies doesn't increase her chance, but someone with some food allergies often has other food allergies as well ; anyone can be allergic to mangoes.
Try to find why your baby has food allergies- see http://www. Leakygut. Co.Uk/allergies. Htm ;
http://home. Allergicchild. Com/possible-causes-of-food-allergies/. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat raw sweet potatoes? Were supposed to serve them to kids for lunch at school.

Is it safe to eat raw sweet potatoes? Were supposed to serve them to kids for lunch at school.

Safe? Yes. But Raw?: Raw? That is bizarre. Excuse my frankness. What possible value would that have to a school lunch? Raw is not unhealthy, but it seems extremely unappetizing. ...Read more