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Is Baked Sweet Potato Good For Hypoglycemia
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
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
Are these sweets good for you? Sweet potato? Dark chocolate? If sweet potatoes are good for you, are they still good even if they are made in pies?
Yes in moderation: Yes they are good for you in moderation and have no harmful effect unless used in excess. ...Read more
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
Are sweet potato fries a healthy substitute for french fries? What's a good, healthy recipe for them?
Not really: The issue with fries is the fact that whether regular potato or sweet potato, they are generally prepared by deep frying which infuses a lot of fat into the fry. A better way to prepare them is to use raw potatoes so you know what you are starting with (prepackaged sometimes have salty and fatty additives). Then bake the fries instead of frying them. Good taste and healthier. ...Read more
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
A hypothyroid person may take mustard oil and or potatoes, but one should not expect these items to help the hypothyroid state. If you are hypothyroid, seek a prescription from your doctor.
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No diabetes with hypoglycemia. 50-90 is normal blood sugar for me. I got spike after 15g carbs sweet potato... Could a binge 3 days earlier cause this?
Hypoglycemia: A blood sugar less than 60 would be evaluated for causes of hypoglycemia by an endocrinologist. The low blood sugar could be fasting or occur reactively a few hours after eating carbohydrates causing the blood sugar to rise which triggers insulin release which, in some people, eventually results in too low a blood sugar. ...Read more
Hypoglycemia: Only exists if you have diabetes and are on an incorrect dose of medication. Otherwise, there is no such thing as hypoglycemia in the absence of end-stage cancer, kidney or liver disease, or prior stomach or GI surgery. The diagnosis of hypoglycemia is made frequently and incorrectly in many people. It is not really hypoglycemia, and not dangerous but a normal body reaction if you're obese. ...Read more
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
Doubt you have it...: Botulism is a paralytic disease caused by neurotoxin elaborated by clostridium botulinum. Illness begins with cranial nerve involvement & progresses toward the extremities. Food-borne botulism varies from mild to severe with resulting death. Patients should be hospitalized, incipient respiratory failure addressed, & antitoxin administered. Highly exposed individuals can be vaccinated. ...Read more
No: They should be used in case of emergency only. They will raise the blood sugar but they will also increase insulin production that will drop blood sugar more later. It is best to eat multiple small meals or to eat something sweet followed by protein like peanut butter or cheese to be metabolized slowly to keep the blood sugar up ...Read more
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
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.?
I have repeated episodes of hypoglycemia. With good diet how long till they disappear? Can the episodes disappear completely?
Depends: If you have hypoglycemia while fasting, that is very concerning for an insulinoma. If you have hypoglycemia after eating and have been diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia, the treatment is small frequent meals with minimal carbohydrates. Insulinomas require surgery for cure. Reactive hypoglycemia should resolve with the prescribed diet, but typically returns if you deviate from the diet. ...Read more
Dr.'s are telling me to be vegetarian. I'm having a hard time adjusting. Is a baked/steamed potato w/veggies etc a day bad? It helps keep me full. Ty!
Potatoes OK, also...: Vegetarian diets are associated with reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes etc. But a strict vegetarian diet is not for everyone. While it's wise for all of us to eat mostly vegetables, occ. Wild salmon, organic chicken or grass-fed meat may be ok for you. No problem with baked/steamed potatoes- avoid fries! I highly advise dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet-see http://bit. Ly/1dhw9ht. ...Read more
I read online baked potatoes can contain botulism. I reheated some baked country potatoes from last night my wife and I ate them should we be worried?
Food safety: Food safety basically depends on how you prepare the food in a clean environment and keep it refrigerated before it has a chance to spoil. Potatoes can harbor S. Aureus and other forms of food poisoning, including botulism, did you refrigerate the food in a reasonable amount of time? Be careful to promptly refrigerate, when in doubt, throw it out. ...Read more
Low sugar: Low blood sugar - defined as a glucose test result <70 is frequently the first sign of developing diabetes. You need to see your doctor for an evaluation - check you finger stick blood glucose before and 2 hours after meals for a pattern of highs or lows. Try and decrease simple carbs like starches in diet and eat more protein - try 5 small meal/d rather than 3 large. ...Read more
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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