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Plantain And Allergies
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Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...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
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
If I have an IgG allergy to banana, would I be okay to use African black soap to wash my face which is made from plantain ash? So far I haven't noticed any issues...
Yes: If you have not noticed any issues you are fine so far. You can use it as long it is not causing any problem 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
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
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
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
Center: The fruit it self. Peeled and prepared in a variety of ways. Fried will probably be the least effective. Read more
What is the glycemic index and glycemic load for plantain chips? It is not on glycemicindex. Com or on health. Harvard. Edu so please don't link sites.
Search Internet: Glycemic index of plaintains depends upon whether it's raw, green or ripe & whether boiled or fried (i suppose there are other ways to cook/eat them, too): http://www. Ehow. Com/facts_5765402_glycemic-index-plantains_.Html. Glycemic load is dependent upon serving size, eg 1 ounce vs 100g: http://nutritiondata. Self. Com/facts/snacks/10650/2. I use links so you'll know I didn't just pull numbers from. 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
If a greens supplement has plantain leaf in it and I'm allergic to bananas can I have the supplement?
See a dentist: Or a dental surgeon. Like all abscesses, tooth abscesses are pockets of pus that require drainage. That means that the dentist will need to drill through the decayed enamel into the infected dentin and pulp of the teeth to release the infection. Doing this may save the tooth but will prevent a bone infection of the jaw or a bacterial blood infection. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers