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Doctor insights on: What Are The Benefits Of Eating Raw Potatoes

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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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Is it safe to eat raw sweet potatoes? Were supposed to serve them to kids for lunch at school.

Is it safe to eat raw sweet potatoes? Were supposed to serve them to kids for lunch at school.

Safe? Yes. But Raw?: Raw? That is bizarre. Excuse my frankness. What possible value would that have to a school lunch? Raw is not unhealthy, but it seems extremely unappetizing. ...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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What could be causing my penis smelling like a raw potato and the tip is white (while not pulling back the skin)?

What could be causing my penis smelling like a raw potato and the tip is white (while not pulling back the skin)?

Could be yeast: Candida infections of the foreskin are common, and may have a whitish discharge. The penile skin and glans penis would be irritated and red in appearance. See a urologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I am 8 weeks pregnan with twins I am extremely nauseous I cant keep much down I have started craving raw red potatoes is it bad for me to eat them?

I am 8 weeks pregnan with twins I am extremely nauseous I cant keep much down I have started craving raw red potatoes is it bad for me to eat them?

No, they are ok: The nutritional value of a potato is actually greater when it is eaten raw. It contains vitamin C, B6 and niacin. Curiously, raw potatoes are known as a food craved by pregnant woman. Be very careful to wash the potato carefully. Good luck with the nausea (and the twins!) ...Read more

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Ate undercooked, pretty much raw red skin potatoes. Didn't see it as a concern until a friend mentioned it's unsafe. Any side effects I should lookfor?

Little or no risk: Any food out of the soil (potatoes, carrots, beets, onions, etc) occasionally can be contaminated with various disease causing bacteria. But raw or undercooked potatoes themselves are entirely safe, regardless of skin color. Many people eat them raw all the time. ...Read more

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Can raw potato juice really induce weight loss? If so how? What about mangoes & almonds?

Can raw potato juice really induce weight loss? If so how? What about mangoes & almonds?

Weight loss: I wouldn't doubt that anything can induce weight loss, but there is no sufficient proof that anything besides a healthy diet, low in calories, starch & sugar, with vitamin support and reasonable daily exercise, is reliable. Some form of protein and vegetables throughout the day will get you there. ...Read more

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What's going on? I have always been able to eat raw potatoes... Until this year, same with bell peppers, bananas and raw vegetables. They make my mouth and throat itch now and just the other day I ate a piece of bell pepper and my throat swelled up. What's

What's going on? I have always been able to eat raw potatoes... Until this year, same with bell peppers, bananas and raw vegetables. They make my mouth and throat itch now and just the other day I ate a piece of bell pepper and my throat swelled up. What's

I: I can't tell you. However, I might be concerned about possibly having developed a food allergy. Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin which can cause inflammation of mucus membranes. However, you said you ate a bell pepper. If you ever again develop swelling of your throat, that is a real medical emergency because it can cause your throat to close down which would prevent breathing. I recommend that you see an allergist to help determine what is going on, and int he meat time, I would avoid eating anything which makes your mouth or throat itch or swell. I would have asked if the foods were sprayed with the same pesticide, but you included bananas too. ...Read more

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Can I eat raw potatoes, onions and bell peppers while pregnant im 7 months pregnant?

Can I eat raw potatoes, onions and bell peppers while pregnant im 7 months pregnant?

Sure!: No problem, unless you are allergic to any of them! Make sure you wash them well before eating. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can eating potatoes make your butt bigger?

Can eating potatoes make your butt bigger?

There is no such: Thing as targeted weight gain. However, eating potatoes could contribute to weight gain ; a certain amount of that would go to the buttocks. You can work with a trainer to build gluteal mass. ...Read more

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Is eating potato chips everyday unhealthy?

Is eating potato chips everyday unhealthy?

Moderation: While daily potato chips won't poison you, they are not the healthiest snack choice, as they are high in fat, sodium and calories. Why not moderate your intake of potato chips with fruit and nuts as snack choices? ...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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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?

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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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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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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Why am I having stomach pain after eating potatoes?

Why eat them then?: Food intolerance is common, variable, and individual and may even include such innocuous ingestants as water. Reference: elaine shimberg, "relief from ibs". How are your potatoes prepared, ; how much of them do you consume? Nothing wrong with cutting back on a food that consistently bothers you to eat it. ...Read more

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Will eating sweet potatoes or yams help raise progesterone levels? Or rather what foods/drinks may raise progesterone levels naturally?

Will eating sweet potatoes or yams help raise progesterone levels? Or rather what foods/drinks may raise progesterone levels naturally?

No, and none: Sweet potatoes and yams do not contain actual Progesterone at all, that is not a matter of debate in 2014. Further they do not contain anything that acts like Progesterone (progestogenic), most contain plant chemical that are estrogenic in action. You can raise Progesterone by supplementing progesterone, but why do you want to do this? ...Read more

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Do mangos or sweet potatoes aid in weight gain? Right now I am going to begin eating mangos everyday. I wasn't sure if sweet potatoes would work also?

Do mangos or sweet potatoes aid in weight gain? Right now I am going to begin eating mangos everyday. I wasn't sure if sweet potatoes would work also?

Carbohydrate: The body would rather burn simple and complex sugars rather than fats as a fuel source. If you eat a lot of mangoes and sweet potatoes, your body will not enter into a state of ketosis (fat burning). You might consider reducing the amount of carbohydrates you intake if you want to burn fat. ...Read more

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Just wondering if eating too many sweet potatoes would be bad for teeth?

Just wondering if eating too many sweet potatoes would be bad for teeth?

Sweet potatoes: Sweet potatoes are a healthy food with lots of vitamin a, c calcium, potassium and fiber. The marshmallows, brown sugars and other sugars added to make them taste good are not healthy and add calories and can increase tooth decay.
So eat the sweet potatoes and leave out the sugars. ...Read more

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My mom isn't eating sweets or alot potato & she is taking her medicine but her hbA1c increased from 9.7 to 11 in 6 months. I am so afraid?

My mom isn't eating sweets or alot potato & she is taking her medicine but her hbA1c increased from 9.7 to 11 in 6 months. I am so afraid?

Diabetes: Regardless of where you mom is located (Lebanon or States), she needs to see her Family Doc or Endocrinologist more frequently & check her labs incl A1c every 3mo until at goal. A1c represent average sugar control over last 3mo w/lower being better. She should chat w/diabetic educator as well as nutritionist. I think she should learn to check her sugars after meals to determine what foods drive up ...Read more

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Is it ok to take beano after eating a baked potato? I just had surgery just wondering

Is it ok to take beano after eating a baked potato? I just had surgery just wondering

Yes: But why would you take if not eating beans specifically? It should not cause a problem. ...Read more