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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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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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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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What are some of the positive health benefits of ginger?

What are some of the positive health benefits of ginger?

Mostly GI: In limited studies, ginger was found to be more effective than placebo for treating nausea caused by seasickness, morning sickness and chemotherapy. Other preliminary studies showed that ginger may affect arthritis pain or have blood thinning and cholesterol lowering properties. ...Read more

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Are there any actual health benefits to getting a massage?

Are there any actual health benefits to getting a massage?

Massage can be usefu: Massage can be very useful with proper medical supervision for a variety of conditions. Specially trained therapist assist with lymphedema management.
Massage can assist in the treatment of muscle spasm and pain management for a variety of musculoskeletal condiditons.
Massage therapy is often a good adjunct to pt when muscle pain and tightness impede function. ...Read more

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Do tisanes have health benefits, or are they just useless?

Do tisanes have health benefits, or are they just useless?

Useless: The method of tea infusion is fine but the tisane thai tea has 30 gm of sugar and 80 mg of sodium and the trader joe brand has 19 gm of sugar. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of body composition exercises?

What are the health benefits of body composition exercises?

Get the lead out.: If, in what you mean by body composition, is the ratio of fat to lean body mass, then there is are many benefits. Aerobic exercise to enhance the respirator, cardiovascular and nervous systems as well as improve strength. Red blood cell and oxygen carrying potential are enhanced. Strength training promotes muscle cell enlargement and strength. You look, think and breath better, just to name a few, ...Read more

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Is dark chocolate healthy for you? What are the health benefits?

Is dark chocolate healthy for you? What are the health benefits?

YES!!! many benefits: Dark chocolate contains polyphenols and other flavonoids, procyanidans & antioxidants. It also contains mood-enhancing chemicals like phenylethylamine, theobromine, serotonin & anandamide. It lowers systolic blood pressure an average of 5 points & diastolic 3 points & lowers LDL cholesterol by up to 10%.Even LDL cholesterol is only dangerous
when it is oxidized & chocolate prevents this. See comment:. ...Read more

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What are health benefits of ghee?

What are health benefits of ghee?

Ghee is good: Rich in vit a d and e. Easier to digest than butter and saturated fats in meats, lactose intolerance is not issue. Great to cook with due to high smoking point, it won't get oxidized if left open, delicious flavor. But, it can raise your cholesterol, lead to heart disease if not consumed in moderation. Taste is very rich. Big flavor means a little goes a long way. For cooking and consuming. ...Read more

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Health benefits of darjeeling tea?

Health benefits of darjeeling tea?

Minimal: There is no hard data that tea, darjeeling or therwise, has positive health benefits. If you like the taste, go ahead. There may be some benefit from the iodine and anti-oxidants in tea. ...Read more

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Does sugar have any health benefits?

Does sugar have any health benefits?

Sure: Sugar is a source of energy. Too much sugar or energy gets stored for a later time as fat. It doesn't have to be broken down so it is available immediately for use, so any extra is put right to fat. Sugar is not necessarily bad just getting to much to quickly is bad. We do better if our bodies have to work some to break compounds down to use them, instead of storing the energy right as fat. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits in MCT?

What are the health benefits in MCT?

MCT oil: Is relatively healthy for several reasons. It is a good source of concentrated calories and is readily absorbed by the body without needing bile to help. If more fat is taken as MCT and less as long chain fatty acids, one is less likely to develop cardiovascular disease as well. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of rum?

What are the health benefits of rum?

In my opinion none: Small amounts of alcohol in ANY form (beer, wine or distilled spirits) - ONE standard drink per day - may have a beneficial effect on raising High density lipoprotein (HDL), a form of cholesterol that is protective. However, it goes up far more with exercise. Amounts of alcohol over this do not benefit health - they harm it. More than 1 drink/day in women and 2/day in men is the limit of safe use ...Read more

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Are there health benefits of herring?

Are there health benefits of herring?

Fish oil: As an oily fish, herring are high in omega 3 fatty acids, which are good for you. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of amla?

What are the health benefits of amla?

Amla: Also called Indian Gooseberry, is rich in Vitamin C, Antioxidants, Cholesterol benefits, Blood sugar, Vitamin A, Sexual potency, Anti-carcinogenic effect, helps upset stomach, relief of sore throat or cough if mixed with Ginger, protects liver from oxidative damage. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of plums?

What are the health benefits of plums?

Fiber, Iron Vit C: Better Iron Absorption Plus More Antioxidant Protection from Vitamin C
Fiber for Regularity, Lower Cholesterol, & Intestinal Protection
They are also low in calories, and normalize blood sugar due to their high fiber content.
They are an excellent part of a weight loss program because of the low calories, high fiber, and nutrients ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of honey?

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What are the health benefits of honey?

Honey: Prevents cancer and heart disease, reduces ulcers, increases athletic performance, anti-microbial effects, reduces cough and throat irritation. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of cacao?

What are the health benefits of cacao?

Glad you asked!: To get the benefits you need pure dark chocolate. Cacao contains phenylethylamine (amphetimine-like effect) theobromine (jitter-free stimulant that is toxic to domestic animals) epicatechin (antioxidant - strengthen cell membranes) and polyphenols-anti-inflammatory enzymes) so a positive effect on blood pressure, digestion and glucose metabolism. But high in calories, most candy bars won't do this. ...Read more

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Health benefits of diatomaceous earth?

Health benefits of diatomaceous earth?

Less parasites: It helps to reduce parasites in chickens, and many experts believe this is due to its negative charge and cylindrical shape. The thinking behind this is that positively charged bacteria and parasites (plus some viruses) may be attracted to it like magnets are attracted to one another. Because of its shape, the pathogens get trapped in the center and carried out of the body. ...Read more

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Are there health benefits to wormwood?

Are there health benefits to wormwood?

Yes: Wormwood is best known for its anti-parasitic qualities. It has also been used to aid digestion, treat diarrhea, as a diuretic, an insect repellant, an antiseptic and to reduce fever. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of bananas?

Bananas: Banana is a good source of potassium. A medium sized banana has 3.1 grams of dietary fiber, 0.4 grams of fat and no cholesterol. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of xylitol?

What are the health benefits of xylitol?

Xylitol: Clears nasal passages, prevents ear infections, reduces intra ocular pressure, reduces periodontal disease, heals wounds. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of spinach?

What are the health benefits of spinach?

Spinach contains: Antioxidants as well as vitamins A, B2, C & K, & magnesium, manganese, folate, (folic acid) iron, calcium & potassium. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of carrots?

See: Https://www. Organicfacts. Net/health-benefits/vegetable/carrots. Html

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