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White Potatoes (I can't have Sweet Potatoes) and Capsicum? I don't really have to much potato, every now and then maybe, same goes with Capsicum. I know White Potatoes can rise blood sugar levels and what not, but for Capsicum apparently it's part of a nightshade family? which isn't good?

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White Potatoes (I can't have Sweet Potatoes) and Capsicum? I don't really have to much potato, every now and then maybe, same goes with Capsicum. I know White Potatoes can rise blood sugar levels and what not, but for Capsicum apparently it's part of a nightshade family? which isn't good?


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The glycemic impact of the potato can vary with how it's prepared, whether it was cooked and allowed to cool, reheated, etc. Also, what matters is the impact of the meal, so it depends on what else you eat it with. But it certainly isn't a nutrient dense food no matter how you cook it.


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Thanks for the answers, and it's mainly just for taste + some carbs. It's usually either boiled or in an oven and I'd only eat about half of it. I'll see how I go with it.

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The glycemic impact of the potato can vary with how it's prepared, whether it was cooked and allowed to cool, reheated, etc. Also, what matters is the impact of the meal, so it depends on what else you eat it with. But it certainly isn't a nutrient dense food no matter how you cook it.


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The glycemic impact of the potato can vary with how it's prepared, whether it was cooked and allowed to cool, reheated, etc. Also, what matters is the impact of the meal, so it depends on what else you eat it with. But it certainly isn't a nutrient dense food no matter how you cook it.

The problem i have with the GI scale is that it goes out the window if consumed with fibre, protein and fats..


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

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Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

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The glycemic impact of the potato can vary with how it's prepared, whether it was cooked and allowed to cool, reheated, etc. Also, what matters is the impact of the meal, so it depends on what else you eat it with. But it certainly isn't a nutrient dense food no matter how you cook it.

The problem i have with the GI scale is that it goes out the window if consumed with fibre, protein and fats. This being the case the GI scale is next to useless as this scale was made on fasted people only eating 1 carb source at a time.

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The glycemic impact of the potato can vary with how it's prepared, whether it was cooked and allowed to cool, reheated, etc. Also, what matters is the impact of the meal, so it depends on what else you eat it with. But it certainly isn't a nutrient dense food no matter how you cook it.

The problem i have with the GI scale is that it goes out the window if consumed with fibre, protein and fats. This being the case the GI scale is next to useless as this scale was made on fasted people only eating 1 carb source at a time.


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I like sweet potatoes becuase these are good in taste and vergy effective for the muscles health.

I don't like Capsicum more, I use it sometimes in pizza, or in vegetables fried rice.


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