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Doctor insights on: Nutrition For A Russet Vs Yukon Gold Potato

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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Some restaurants are serving sweet potato fries instead of regular french fries. How do their nutritional values compare?

Some restaurants are serving sweet potato fries instead of regular french fries. How do their nutritional values compare?

Processed food - meh: Doubtful if fresh cut. Processed food is all about additives and salt. Both potatoes and sweets have nutrients. Balanced diet is key. Don't make a habit of all brown meals. ...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't be good just to eat mash potatoes and a few chips for a whole days nutrition would dis effect her?

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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Is optimum nutrition's gold standard whey protein free of side effects for a weight lifter?

Is optimum nutrition's gold standard whey protein free of side effects for a weight lifter?

Whey protein: Whey protein is good for you but please do not rely on it as a way of replacing a good diet. The shakes can supplement the other protein, fat, and carbs you eat. Please check out the product to see if the whey comes from grass fed/free range cattle or penned up cattle w/antibiotics. Avoid the latter. Peace and good health. I am not familiar w/the particular brand you mention. ...Read more

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Is optimum nutrition's gold standard whey protein free of side effects for a weight lifter? I'm18 years and 59kg. Want to stimulate muscle growth

Is optimum nutrition's gold standard whey protein free of side effects for a weight lifter? I'm18 years and 59kg. Want to stimulate muscle growth

Balanced diet: Good diet requires a good balanced intake of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water. Of the protein component milk protein is considered to be of very high quality. Speak with a good dietician for more detailed advice. ...Read more

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I suffer from bad indigestion with some protein, This claims have little lactose so will optimum nutrition 100 whey gold be easier to digest?

I suffer from bad indigestion with some protein, This claims have little lactose so will optimum nutrition 100 whey gold be easier to digest?

Question not clear: Based on your question, I can't tell if you are concerned about protein intolerance, or carbohydrate intolerance with lactose? Big difference-- ...Read more

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Do Russet potatoes cause/increase risk for diabetes?

Do Russet potatoes cause/increase risk for diabetes?

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white potatoes in general are high in readily digestible starch and will raise blood sugar more than lower and less rapidly digestible starchy foods. In fact you are right :
The numbers range from 58 (low-medium glycemic index) for a boiled Nicola potato to 111 (extremely high) for a baked Russet Burbank potato.
The main thing is "small potatoes" or alternative vegetables - eg sweet potato ...Read more

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Does potato increases butt size?

Does potato increases butt size?

Eating potatoes: Can increase over all weight if calories in exceeded calories burned a certain amount of that (how much can't be predicted) will go toward your butt. Thus, if you at eat enough potatoes you will gai nweight. ...Read more

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Why are potato chips harmful for health?

Why are potato chips harmful for health?

Salt and fat: The high salt content and fat content of certain potato chips could be harmful to health when taken in excess. In moderation, they can be part of a diet of portion control, ...Read more

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Can eating of boiled potatoes help to gain weight?

Can eating of boiled potatoes help to gain weight?

Sure, but...: Eating more of anything can help you gain weight. Better to eat more calories but maintain a balanced diet with added fats and proteinsm as well as carbs. Also, important to exercise (especially muscle-building) so as not to just increase percent body fat alone.

Look for high calorie, high nutrient foods like nuts, potatoes, fish, etc. ...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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Are eating potatoes bad for people with gout?

Are eating potatoes bad for people with gout?

Diet: Is no longer considered a factor in precipitating gouty attacks like we used to think. The one notable exception is beer, which produces xanthine oxidase, a precursor of uric acid production. ...Read more

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Could eating potatoes everyday help me lose weight?

Potatoes: Potatoes are a starch and have a lot of calories. Best to decrease your consumption if your trying to lose weight. ...Read more

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How can you treat botulism from eating a baked potato?

How can you treat botulism from eating a baked potato?

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

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What is the best herbs to add to grains and potatoes instead of salt?

What is the best herbs to add to grains and potatoes instead of salt?

Pepper, parsley, chive: There are a multiple of herbs you can add.
The easiest is to get a mixture of herbs without salt in the spice rack. I love to add rosemary and chives from my garden as well as parsley.
Mint also tastes great. ...Read more

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Can I break my wrist with potatoes?

Can I break my wrist with potatoes?

Xray: Pain just in the area of the wrist joint could be a sprain. Pain directly on a bone usually means a fracture. The best way to decipher between the two is to get an xray and see your orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is potato allowed for renal patients?

Is potato allowed for renal patients?

Maybe, but take care: Need to reduce the potassium! cut potatoes into very small pieces (grated) to expose the potato surfaces to lots of water.
Studies show the amount & temp of the water and time soaked or boiled makes a difference. Link: http://www. Davita. Com/kidney-disease/diet-and-nutrition/diet-basics/lowering-potassium-in-potatoes/e/5323. ...Read more

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What kind of potatoes are gluten free?

What kind of potatoes are gluten free?

Yes: Potatoes are naturally gluten-free, but processed potatoes (such as potato chips) may have picked up some gluten from wheat, barley, malt, or rye ingredients during the processing. One should always check the labels to see if they say "gluten-free". ...Read more

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Are potatoes and starches constipating?

Are potatoes and starches constipating?

In some, yes: In some people, these can be constipating. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids if eating them. ...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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Does eating potatoes makes you have a bigger bum?

Does eating potatoes makes you have a bigger bum?

If calories taken in: From any source to include potatoes exceeds calories burned - then weight will ^. This will cause generalized ^ in fat - not just specific to your butt. ...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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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

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How can I remove (most) starch from pasta and potatoes?

How can I remove (most) starch from pasta and potatoes?

You can't: That would be like trying to remove the water from the ocean. They are starches. Eat sensibly, exercise, and make friends with athletes who will guide your lifestyle ...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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After a tooth is pulled how soon can you eat potato chips?

After a tooth is pulled how soon can you eat potato chips?

Post-op instructions: There is no specific number of days to wait. It depends upon so many factors. If you must, eat on the other side. The longer you wait, the less chance of problems. When your doctor sees you for a post-op visit, he\she can give you more specific information. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to potatoes and french fries?

Is it possible to be allergic to potatoes and french fries?

Possible: The most common food allergies are egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, trre nuts, shellfish and fish. Potato allergy would be unusual but anything is possible. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is a potato includes in a gluten-free food?

Can you tell me is a potato includes in a gluten-free food?

Yes: Potatoes are a plant which does not make gluten. So they are gluten-free. Gluten free of course is only an issue if you have the inherited inability to digest gluten (about 8% of people). Otherwise this is being used inappropriately for healthy or natural and that is a meaningless connection. If you can digest gluten (92% of people) there is nothing to fear. ...Read more

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How does the potato method work in breaking someone's wrist?

How does the potato method work in breaking someone's wrist?

OK I'm game: I tried to search for the potato method to break a wrist but I could not find anything really accurate on line just a bunch of gibberish and link to other sttes. So ill ask you. Give me a link that shows or explains it and ill try to figure it out.


Prepare to meet mr angry eyes! Argh argh! ...Read more

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I ate a few bites of 12 day expired potato egg salad. What will happen?

I ate a few bites of 12 day expired potato egg salad. What will happen?

Probably nothing: Nothing at all is likely to happen.
If someone who was ill contaminated teh salad, then it's possible after 12 days that it woudl give you either gastroenteritis or food poisoning., If it was processed and prepared, and simply old, the risk is small. ...Read more

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What's an alternative to potato chips and french fries for when you're hormonal?

What's an alternative to potato chips and french fries for when you're hormonal?

Rice cakes: You might try rice cakes which have much less saturated fat and a satisfying crunch. They are lower in sodium as well. Or try a crunchy whole grain cereal with some nut milk[almond milk is good]. Drink plenty of water and be aware that your craving is just a craving, not a need. ...Read more

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What kind of vegetables can I give my babies beside the carrots&potatoes (7months)?

What kind of vegetables can I give my babies beside the carrots&potatoes (7months)?

All vegetables: You can give your child any type of vegetable you would like! The aap recommends exclusive breastfeeding until 6 months old but after that any food can be given. Each new food should be given separately (at least a few days in between each) so you can identify potential food reactions. Most foods at this age should be pureed (choking risk). You can also give hard crackers/cookies that they suck on. ...Read more

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I am 3 months pregnant and I eating tons of salty potato chips. Is this bad for my baby?

I am 3 months pregnant and I eating tons of salty potato chips. Is this bad for my baby?

Bad for you and baby: Eating salty foods rich in carbohydrates is not good at any stage and is worse during pregnancy. Increase in blood pressure and gestational diabetes are two risks of pregnancy that you are exposing yourself to by your diet. Both of these conditions are also not good for your baby. ...Read more

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31 year old male who weights 160 is eat fried potatoes Country with avocado oil healthy?

31 year old male who weights 160 is eat fried potatoes Country with avocado oil healthy?

In MODERATION: Fried potatoes are fine (although you have not given your height thus I cannot calculate your BMI and the CALORIES of any carbohydrate food must not be ignored!)

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more