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Nutrition In A Plantain
1c green plantains:: 181 kcal fat 1 gm sat fat 0 gm chol 0 gm na 6mg k 739mg mg 54.8mg phos 50.3mg zinc 0.2mg cu 0.1mg sel 2.2mcg h2o 96.6g om3fa 37mg om6fa 63.6mg fiber 3.4g sugars 22.2g total carbs 47.2 g vit a 1668 iu vit c 27.2mg vit e 0.2mg vit k 1mcg vit b6 0.4mg thia 0.1mg ribo0.1mg folate (folic acid) 32.6mcg choline 20mg pantothenic acid 0.4mg protein 1.9g. ...Read more
Probably: Like other fruits and vegetables, consuming boiled plantain is beneficial for its vitamin and mineral content. Also, boiling it is healthier than the more commonly prepared fried version. However, if you have diabetes, the excess sugar in this fruit may cause blood glucose swings. ...Read more
Yes if you like it.: A good "diet" should consist of a variety of foods. There are no foods to exclude, just eat them in proper proportion. Total caloric intake is far more important than the ratio of fat to protein to carbohydrate. Diet implies temporary and "diets" are generally discouraged as they do not maintain weight loss. Wt loss and maintenance is not solved by a diet but by lifestyle change. ...Read more
Chew it up: Common plantain, one of the most common lawn weeds, was known to native americans as snake bite weed. I don't know of anyone who has used it for snake bites, but it's great for insect stings. Take a leaf, chew it up until it's a pasty goo, then apply it to the insect bite for a few minutes. The sting/itch/swelling will fade away. Be careful you have identified it correctly first. ...Read more
Center: The fruit it self. Peeled and prepared in a variety of ways. Fried will probably be the least effective. ...Read more
Do frozen veggies have same nutrition as raw veggies? And can microwaving food damage the food's nutritional components or does it maintain them?
Glycemic index/load: Glycemic index is a measurement of how high your sugars will increase upon eating 100g of a specific food. Glycemic load is a calculated value based upon glycemic index but standardized for serving size. Check out http://www.Glycemicindex.Com/ & http://www.Health.Harvard.Edu/newsweek/glycemic_index_and_glycemic_load_for_100_foods.Htm. Some studies suggest low glycemic index/load are healthier diet. ...Read more
45 yo male, exercise/nutrition fanatic. Finally getting more than a few gray hairs. Is there any nutritional or topical way to restore color?
Not yet!: Technically hair coloring is a topical solution but even as we begin to crack the secrets of cellular aging we've learned very little about loss of hair pigment . A better solution revolves around self image and how you truly appear to others. Don't underestimate the attraction to intelligent, strong, fit, wise, & distinguished appearing men. For many, lack of at least some grey is a deal breaker. ...Read more
May be: Plantain and banana are from the same family so it is possible to have allergy to both. However, plantain is cooked before it is eaten and could have denatured the allergent during the cooking process. Many people that are allergic to raw apple can eat apple pies (cooked) for the same reason. ...Read more
THEY ARE THE SAME: Essentially.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not usually: Usually the plantain allergy discussed here in the states is to the pollen of the weed English Plantain, not food allergy to plantains (similar to bananas). An interesting fact about English Plantain is that, unlike typical weeds like ragweed that produce pollen in the fall, English Plantain produces pollen both fall AND spring, in a bimodal fashion. This photo is not E. plantain, however. ...Read more
Plantain allergy: English plantain is a weed that releases pollen in the Fall months and causes a form of hay fever, or allergic rhinitis. Typical symptoms are sneezing, nasal/eye/ear itching, nasal drainage and congestion. If uncontrolled, sleep and the ability to perform well during the day are compromised. The problem can lead to serious consequences like sinus infections. ...Read more