Sweet potatoes aren't something we find here in Colombia so when I figured out I could buy them from the Peruvian restaurant, I got a bag full.
I haven't eaten any root veggies since going primal 3 months ago so when I made one as a treat and ate half, I was surprised how awful I felt about an hour or two afterwords. I just chalked it up to eating something too heavy.
Last night I made another, ate half and again within an hour or two started feeling awful. I started feeling heaviness in my stomach, there was some digestive noises, some shaking withing my hands was felt (like I'd loaded up on caffeine) then the nausea hit. This lasted about half an hour.
Then a cold shiver started and last for probably 10-15 minutes. I finally warmed back up and feel asleep (was already in a warm bed).
Insulin spike or coming off an insulin spike???? Could it be that a sweet potato has too much natural sugar or creates too much insulin in my blood??
note: I'd actually never eaten a sweet potato before before buying them. I also do not eat any sugar or artificial sweeteners. I generally have low blood pressure, and primal has helped me feel better in general, I always know when its very low because I feel lethargic...haven't felt that way in months nor did I feel that way last night....
just curious if theres some other possibility (allergic?-I just did tests, results next week but I suspect this wont be on the list since its not a local food here) insulin sensitive? hypertensive? diabetic? crazy? :)