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    How bad are potatoes really??

    I'm 18 years old, male, and underweight. So I'm not speaking in terms of carbs or blood sugar for weight loss, but in terms of unnatural. How bad are potatoes really??

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    I don't think they are bad at all. I think they should be consumed based on activity levels just like any other starchy carb.

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    they're pretty great. white potatoes may not have much to them, but sweet potatoes and some of the asian potatoes have some good nutrients in there.

    i can't be sure, but you probably want to stay away from the skins. i think that's where the anti-nutrients are in potatoes.

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    Potatoes produce solanine (a toxin) as a defense against being eaten. The majority of it is in or close to the skin of the potato, so as long as you're not eating the peel, you really don't have to worry about this.

    The only reason you'd want to avoid potatoes is if you had some type of autoimmune condition with symptoms that were directly impacted by consuming nightshades. Some people with arthritis, for example, find that their pain and stiffness is greatly reduced by eliminating potatoes or the whole nightshade family. For everybody else, there's no reason to avoid potatoes. They are high in potassium, taste delicious, and are a great way to get some glucose into your muscles after a tough workout!

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    They are not bad - eat all the varieties you can find with butter.

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    Yeah. Plus sweet portatoes are much better than white .
    If you can find them, buy sweet potatoes that have a purple skin and are white on the inside, I think they're the best sweet potatoes.
    Try this for dinner:
    Boil some sweet potatoes until they're soft and put them in a bowl together with goat cheese and meat juice (if you are frying meat with the same meal) otherwise add some melted butter or whole milk. And just mash everything together with an electric mixer
    well then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gadsie View Post
    Try this for dinner:
    Boil some sweet potatoes until they're soft and put them in a bowl together with goat cheese and meat juice
    I'm sorry but that sounds disgusting. Who knows though, lots of crazy recipes p.

    But yeah I knew sweet potatoes were good, and I've always loved sweet potatoes. I swear they're the only thing you can eat and feel like you're cheating without cheating at all. I mostly meant white potatoes though because my mom uses them a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samiamm View Post
    I'm sorry but that sounds disgusting. Who knows though, lots of crazy recipes p.

    But yeah I knew sweet potatoes were good, and I've always loved sweet potatoes. I swear they're the only thing you can eat and feel like you're cheating without cheating at all. I mostly meant white potatoes though because my mom uses them a lot.
    Haha obviously if you don't like goat cheese then don't eat it. I got the recipe from here.
    Mashed sweet potatoes with goat cheese
    well then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gadsie View Post
    Haha obviously if you don't like goat cheese then don't eat it. I got the recipe from here.
    Mashed sweet potatoes with goat cheese

    It's not the goat cheese that turns me off about it, it's the meat juice

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    They're fine in moderation. Yams/Sweet potatoes are ideal, don't go crazy on the russets though.

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