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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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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. ?

Add prunes: Prunes are a wonderful natural laxative for babies. You can buy plain unflavored pitted prunes and puree them. Adjust the amount you give based on how her poop does. ...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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After eating raspberrys, bananas, pineapples, sweet potatoes, ice cream, or drinking milk, pains start on upper right abdominal. What is wrong?

After eating raspberrys, bananas, pineapples, sweet potatoes, ice cream, or drinking milk, pains start on upper right abdominal. What is wrong?

Gall bladder concern: Young female with right upper quadrant pain after fatty foods (whole milk and ice cream) might have gall bladder dysfunction. Fried foods and fatty meats like pork might replicate pain episodes, which typically occur one to three hours after eating these foods. See your primary doctor for an evaluation. For pain that becomes constant or associated with fever go to er. ...Read more

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