I do eat sweet potatoes & I load them up w/ lots of butter, coco oil, cinnamon & that last time, and ya gotta try this, mounds of organic full fat sour creme. It wasn't bad, it was great. I have no guilt issues over food, I'm Jewish fer gawds sake, I love food. But I choose sweet potatoes over white spuds as they are more of a reward for me (they're sweet and more savory), plus I feel better knowing they have a better macro profile.
Originally Posted by Paleobird
And Taco, here in the deep south, which closely resembles Africa's heat & humidity (minus the wild animal stampedes), Sweet potatoes have been in season for many many months, as have all squashes. I do eat winter squashes too, kabocha is my fav. I never met a vegetable I didn't like... There are no 'bad' real/whole foods (I don't consider HFCS or hydrogenated oils real foods but all tubers are pretty tasty & decent nutrition).
But I do take exception to Taco's inaccurate assertation that eating potatoes, sorry...that stuffing potatoes into your face gives you decent protein that is useful in any serious degree when its so disproportionately high in carbs therefore sugars.
Anyone can live for a year on a tropical island eating nothing but coconuts & build themselves a house, flooring, cups, mugs, plates, knives, forks & spoons & make fires & knit clothes with coconut palm's various parts. Can drink the water & moisturize skin & hair. Can anyone do the same with a year of nothing but potatoes stuck on some Irish atol? Ok, that's equivocation.
Some people get ill from nightshades like potatoes. Coconut oil can cause nausea in some people if its consumed too quickly in too large of doses. But that's not illness, that's just poor judgement
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