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Doctor insights on: Caloric Content Of Mashed Potatoes

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How many calories are in a serving of mashed potatoes?

How many calories are in a serving of mashed potatoes?

118.5: According to http://www. Myfitnesspal. Com/nutrition-facts-calories - a half cup of red skinned mashed potatoes made with fat free milk is about 118.5 calories. This is without added gravy or butter. ...Read more

Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more


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Is potato juice high in calories?

Is potato juice high in calories?

Juice calories.: I checked quite a few sites & could not find out the calories in potatoe juice. But there are 174 calories in 10 ounces of sweet potatoe juice. ...Read more

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Are potatoes good for a low calorie diet?

Are potatoes good for a low calorie diet?

It's all relative.: For very low calorie diets, potatoes are relatively high calorie [1 cup of diced potato is 55 calories] compared to 1 serving of turnips or even better deal cooked radishes/daikon. But potatoes are a good deal compared to 1/2 cup of white rice [120 calories], 1 cup of noodles, bread or bagels. So it depends on how low you're trying to go. ...Read more

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Please I need a healthy diet for 800 calories without these intolerances: wheat - potato - strawberries - egg - haddock fish?

Please I need a healthy diet for 800 calories without these intolerances: wheat - potato - strawberries - egg - haddock fish?

See nutritionist: You require far more detail than can be explained on this site; in addition, I don't feel there is a healthy, 800 calorie a day diet. I would seek a nutritionist for counselling and determining what calorie count is appropriate and how to achieve that with your food intolerances. ...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 a person were to eat only mashed potatoes and drink only water every day for a month, how would that affect their body?

If a person were to eat only mashed potatoes and drink only water every day for a month, how would that affect their body?

Will get sick: This is not a good idea. Mashed potatoes do not have all of the nutrients that the human body needs to stay healthy. No diet that limits you to one food or type of food is healthy. If you do this you will get sick and potentially end up hospitallized or worse. ...Read more

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I choke at least once almost every meal. No matter the size of bite or how well I chew. I even choked on mashed potatoes b4. Why am I getting choked?

I choke at least once almost every meal. No matter the size of bite or how well I chew. I even choked on mashed potatoes b4. Why am I getting choked?

Choking: Choking on food is fairly common, but usually needs to be checked out. It can be a function of a partial blockage in the esophagus or a problem with the swallowing mechanism itself. Either way, you should see your doctor or a gastroenterologist for evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I noticed KFC restaurant has gone to styrofoam containers for hot mashed potatoes. I have eaten from these containers many times and have noticed a bad chemical taste when I get to the bottom of the container. Is my health in danger long term? How?

I noticed KFC restaurant has gone to styrofoam containers for hot mashed potatoes. I have eaten from these containers many times and have noticed a bad chemical taste when I get to the bottom of the container. Is my health in danger long term? How?

Plastic containers: Of any kind can put toxins into food, especially when heated. This MAY be just one more source of collecting toxins in the body. Anything we can do to eliminate toxins is good. Please do not re-heat in any type of plastic or use Teflon frying pans. Some people naturally detox better than others. Peace and good health. ...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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When is it okay to start feeding my 7 week old mashed potatoes and soft things like that?

When is it okay to start feeding my 7 week old mashed potatoes and soft things like that?

No need now: Breast milk or formula provide balanced nutrition for infants for the first year of life. Supplements do not improve infant nutrition.50 years ago they were introduced early because people made a crude & incomplete formula from evaporated milk (great for calf's not kids).Today we use solids to introduce texture & a new feeding skill. Six months is the recommended age. ...Read more

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He eats burgers pizza fries mashed potatoes and pasta and that's it are there health programs to help him learn how to eat better?

He eats burgers pizza fries mashed potatoes and pasta and that's it are there health programs to help him learn how to eat better?

See nutritionist: It sounds like a visit to a nutritionist would be a good idea. Also just a discussion with the family doctor could help with understanding the long term problems with such a diet. Please also understand that people have to be motivated to change their behaviior (or food) or all the education in the world will not help. ...Read more

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Why are potatoes getting a bad reputation? Isn't it the fatty chips that are bad? What about mashed?

Why are potatoes getting a bad reputation? Isn't it the fatty chips that are bad? What about mashed?

Carbs galore: Potatoes are not vegetables and don't have all the nutritional goodies that veggies do. Potatoes are just complex carbs. Carb heavy diets are generally speaking not good for long term health. In moderation, like most things is probably ok. Although the term " moderation" means different things to different people.:). ...Read more

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Can't be good just to eat mash potatoes and a few chips for a whole days nutrition would dis effect her?

For 1 day only?: Of course this isn't a nutritionally healthy food plan for long term, as it isn't sustainable. It provides mostly starch -- and little protein, minerals, or vitamins. Eating this for one day only, though, isn't likely to harm a basically healthy person. If the person is diabetic, blood sugars could be affected. ...Read more

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How can I keep my 8mo from gagging every time I introduce a new texture in food? She exorcist-like vomited when mashed potatoes reached mid tongue.

How can I keep my 8mo from gagging every time I introduce a new texture in food? She exorcist-like vomited when mashed potatoes reached mid tongue.

Like and not like: Apparently she likes to let you know if she doesn't like something. Maybe you can mix new things in a little at a time with foods she likes. But... Good luck with that. I was never able to change what they liked and didn't like. ...Read more

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My 1yo needs to start on Pediasure or Carnation Instant breakfast for calories (FTT), is there a "healthier" option or do I not worry about "organic"?

My 1yo needs to start on Pediasure or Carnation Instant breakfast for calories (FTT), is there a "healthier" option or do I not worry about "organic"?

Depends: The Carnation product added to milk or almond milk can provide similar nutrients for a fraction of the cost of Pediasure. If your doc has explored the issues with your kids FTT and suggests a supplement, it is worth a try. Either has defined caloric and nutrient content that can support growth and make up for deficiencies in prior food seeking behavior. Continued followup is important. ...Read more

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Burned my esophagus all the way down on hot microwave mashed potatoes. I noticed it's hurting again after 1week. Mild pain. Should I be seen by doc?

Burned my esophagus all the way down on hot microwave mashed potatoes. I noticed it's hurting again after 1week. Mild pain. Should I be seen by doc?

Burnt esophagus: If pain, difficulty swallowing are present, you will need to see a doc to make sure there is no infection or ulcers going on. If the pain is mild and overall has improved and no other symptoms are present, you may watch it. Make sure to avoid foods known to cause/aggravate your symptoms. Maalox/mylanta + viscous Lidocaine mix may help the pain and healing. ...Read more

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I'm a 19, 103 lb, 5'1" have l. pale yellow mash potato like discharge. Used to be whitish thought it was YI but not sure now. Took cure. Odd nostink?

I'm a 19, 103 lb, 5'1" have l. pale yellow mash potato like discharge. Used to be whitish thought it was YI but not sure now. Took cure. Odd nostink?

See a GYN!: You have a chronic infection (sounds like YEAST) You need to have the discharge cultured and smeared!
NO OTC treatments will be sufficient
PS Of Course a STD must be ruled out as well! ...Read more

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I'm pre diabetic. Blood sug. Usually around 120 after food. Been sick lately. Blood sug. Is 147 two hours after eating 1 serv of mashed potato. Worry?

I'm pre diabetic. Blood sug. Usually around 120 after food. Been sick lately. Blood sug. Is 147 two hours after eating 1 serv of mashed potato. Worry?

Consistent Carb: Diet of about 45 carbs per meal. That will help keep you out of trouble and help sugars from spiking. Could consider victoza (liraglutide) to help with post-prandial sugars! There are great free carb-counting apps for smartphones. Make sure doc has checked you apo b, ldl-p, lp (a), lp-pla2, apo e genotype, and mthfr 677 ; 1298. Answers can help control better! ...Read more

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My husband ate mashed potatoes, gravy, biscuits, fried chicken. Then ate 2 Special K bars. Blood glucose after 3 hours 170. Is that normal?

My husband ate mashed potatoes, gravy, biscuits, fried chicken. Then ate 2 Special K bars. Blood glucose after 3 hours 170. Is that normal?

Mostly no: He need a fasting sugar check with his doctor to screen for diabetic. Prefer to fast for at least 10-12 hours before testing. Family history and obesity are risk factors for developing diabetic as well. ...Read more

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I have been dieting due to fatty liver from obesity. I have lost 47lbs since march. Is it safe for me to have some mashed potatoes and gravy?

I have been dieting due to fatty liver from obesity. I have lost 47lbs since march. Is it safe for me to have some mashed potatoes and gravy?

Of course: Some fatty meals are OK. The low saturated fat/total fat that some hepatologists recommend in the setting of fatty liver disease, is an overall goal but "cheat" meals are fine. ...Read more

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I had my wisdom teeth pulled out today around 3pm can I eat already? I'm thinking mashed potatoes not sure if I have to wait longer

I had my wisdom teeth pulled out today around 3pm can I eat already? I'm thinking mashed potatoes not sure if I have to wait longer

Directions: What does it say in the written directions pro video to you by your specialist Oral Surgeon. Please read and follow directions carefully. Know that a soft high protein diet will help healing, but not until the appropriate time. If still unsure, call your Surgeon. ...Read more

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What are good foods to eat after having a wisdom tooth extraction so particles won't get in the socket? Besides yogurt, ice cream, soup mashed potatos

What are good foods to eat after having a wisdom tooth extraction so particles won't get in the socket? Besides yogurt, ice cream, soup mashed potatos

Ensure, etc: Smoothies, shakes, nutrition drinks (Ensure, etc) are good too...just don't use a straw for the first few days as it may cause the blood clot to come out and can result in a dry socket. And drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. ...Read more