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