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Can I eat 3 sweet potatoes a day ?

yau3
Feb 08 2011 08:30
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Can I eat 3 * 100 g sweet potatoes a day every day?

Will that be bad for health? Providing it fits in my calorie intake to lose weight (1300).

I am currently eating some for lunch and afternoon snack. 

Sometimes I eat 4 even, they're around 100g each. 

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I love sweet potatoes too! It has tons of fiber and vitamin A, but too much can actually turn your skin orange/yellow-ish because of all the caratenoids in the sweet potatoes.

Just make sure you're drinking a whole ton of water though, whenever I eat more than one sweet potato a day I have a little trouble in the bathroom..

yau3
Feb 08 2011 08:58
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I eat purple ones, rarely the orange ones (we don't get them here).

Would that still be ok to have 3-4 though, or is it a bit much ?

And yes, water!

You can but make sure you are eating a balanced diet. What is your goal? Weight loss? If so just count the calories and stay within your target range. Make sure you are eating other fruits and vegetables as well. I absolutely love sweet potatoes. I eat a half of a sweet potato 2-3 days a week, most weeks packed in my lunch. Today for example my lunch is sweet potato, salmon and a salad. I measure and count to stay within my target range. Sweet potatoes are considered a "super food" by some because of the nutritional value. Variety and balance is key.

http://americanfood.about.com/od/keytipstechn iques/a/5superfoods.htm

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/3605 15/nutritious_and_delicious_sweet_potatoes.ht ml?cat=22

Original Post by yau3:

Will that be bad for health?

Depends on what you'd be eating if it wasn't sweet potatoes.

 

hmm...why not? its not bad, as long as its not the ONLY thing u eat.

Not bad. But be careful to get all your nutrients in check, which can be hard eating such a little amount of calories and dedicating a big part of them to a specific item. Other than that, they're amazing. Last saturday I had 1kg of them... Went a bit over my carbs, but the deliciousness compensated :D

i used to be obsessed w/sweetpotatoes pumpkins and carrots. i turned orange!

ive been dying to have a sweet potato but i dont wanna turn orangyer than i already am! i cant seem to find the purple ones anywhere around here!!

does anyone know where i could find one??

I'm not sure if too much of anything is a good thing. Maybe you can have one or sometimes two and savor and enjoy them? Everything in moderation. 

sweet potatoes are very good for you. just be sure to balance everything! :)

by the way, can you add me as a friend? CC isn't allowing me to send you anymore messages until you add me. :(

Original Post by recoshel:

i used to be obsessed w/sweetpotatoes pumpkins and carrots. i turned orange!

ive been dying to have a sweet potato but i dont wanna turn orangyer than i already am! i cant seem to find the purple ones anywhere around here!!

does anyone know where i could find one??

That happened to my sister-in-law also. But she was eating fruits and vegetables in excess with a lot of  beta carotene and vitamin A.

But eating a few sweet potatoes a week will not do that to you. Unless you are taking a  beta carotene supplement or a multivitamin with too much  beta carotene. Eat your sweet potatoes Wink

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