Sweet Potatoes Questions
Does sweet potato skin have the same nutritional value as the inside?
Any idea what's really in the sweet potato skin? Is there a good reason to or not to eat it with the sweet potato? I usually eat the skins when I get organic. Just not sure if it's a significant gut irritant and my n=1 has produced mixed... (more)
At the most basic level, what's the difference between the common white/beige sweet potato and the orange ones? I'm guessing the USDA nutrition data base is talking about the orange ones based on the beta carotine content. Anyone know the real... (more)
Conventional fitness wisdom says to choose sweet potatoes over white potatoes (based mostly if not entirely on the differing glycemic indices). Yet, my experience says otherwise, as I notice I run slightly leaner when choosing potatoes instead of... (more)
I used to eat huge amounts of spinach..at least a couple cups a day and after a while I wasn't recovering from my workouts and my muscles were always sore. Google searches turned my attention to oxalates. I stopped eating spinach for a couple... (more)
I had to switch from sweet potatoes to plantains for this very reason. Oxalates seem to mess me up bad (achy joints, bad sleep).
So, I was telling a friend how I wrap my sweet potatoes in aluminum foil before I put them in the oven. Why do I do this? Because that's how I've always seen my mother do it. I never really thought about it and the sweet potatoes come out so nice... (more)
I am trying to keep my carb level pretty low right now, but after crossfit I usually eat some carb like sweet potato or banana mashed in coconut milk. Which one causes less of an insulin spike and is digested better? Although both starchy, is... (more)
I was browsing Kurt Harris' blog and was considering attempting an all meat (mostly grassfed beef, chicken, wild caught fish) and sweet potato diet after reading the following post. "Primitive populations practicing horticulture or hunting and... (more)
Yams and sweet potatos, and potatos for some, are popular as a healthy carb source (ie peri-workout carb consumption). Carrots are fairly high in carb count compared to leafy veggies, and are sweet when cooked, why do we not see carrots... (more)
I am form Puerto Rico and for us sweet potatoes are all different kinds of "batata". One of them is orange on the inside which is the sweetest, the other is sort of pale green somewhere in between and the other one is white almost like a regular... (more)
I've been following a fairly strict Paleo diet since the beginning of the year (almost four months). I also started doing CrossFit around that time. Things are going very well. Energy level is up, body composition is much improved, seasonal... (more)
Could be the raffinose in the sweet potatoes (the same sugar found in beans that causes flatulence). Definitely give white potatoes a try - I believe they have far less raffinose (if any).
Sweet potatoes/yams tends to get a pass, while "normal" potatoes are generally avoided by the paleo community. What about yucca/cassava? Are they nutrient dense like yams, or are they more like normal potatoes?
I've been experimenting with the two, and the amount of satiety that I get from an identical meal with potatoes is noticeably less than if I ate sweet potatoes instead. Seems like the potato starch is converted completely into glucose and thus... (more)
Why are sweet potatoes supposed to be so much better than regular potatoes? So far, the only significant thing I see is that sweet potatoes have a lot more vitamin A, but since I already get megatons of vitamin A from other foods, I'd really... (more)
Last week I cooked three days worth of meals for the boyfriend and myself and I keep asking myself why I didn't do it sooner. Seriously the most convenient thing I've ever done with almost zero planning because I have a pressure cooker. We have... (more)
can someone help me find the answer? I've heard lots of conflicting information.. How many carbs in a cup of quartered sweet and regular potatoes?
Hi! My husband and I are on day three of our thirty day paleo challenge. I'm finding that many websites contradict one another, and would like to know what others think/practice. Please excuse my ignorance- healthy and mindful eating is very new... (more)
I try eat a lot of sweet potatoes, but I don't really enjoy it. The flavor is generally fine to me for a few bites, but I quickly lose the will to continue eating even one whole sweet potato. To my taste buds, it's too sweet. Are there certain... (more)
Japanese sweet potatoes are less sweet to me, they are dryer and have more of a chestnutty flavour. You could also incorporate 1/2 sweet into 1/2 tuber for a little variety and to cut the "sweet" or just go the way of the tuber. IMO if you don't... (more)
I'm making curry tonight, and normally I'd chop my sweet potatoes up into cubes and boil them but boiling releases the nutrients into the water. I don't have a steamer so I'm wondering if I just throw them in cubed in the beginning when I'm... (more)
I'm not sure yet, but I seem to be noticing a pattern of gut irritation and indigestion when I eat baked and/or microwaved orange sweet potatoes a couple days after cooking. Anyone else noticed this? Any reason I might be experiencing this? Or... (more)
When you cook then cool potatoes you increase the resistant starch content, usually people do it intentionally. I imagine this could cause digestive issues in compramised individuals??
I'm looking for the absolute easiest/quickest way to prepare my potatoes. Here are my current go to moves: Sweet Potato Wash in cold water Leave wet and wrap in paper towel Microwave for 7 minutes Cut off ends, slice in half lengthwise Scoop... (more)