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trojan1444
12-13-2004, 05:56 PM
So i've heard that sweet potatoes are better carbs than regular potatoes, so I had one tonight and DAMN, i loved it! Something about it, I dunno.

Are sweet potatoes much better than regular potatoes, and is this something I can have all the time, or should I not make a habit of it?

(I'm trying to gain weight, by the way, but obviously I still want to limit my bad carbs.....)

ryuage
12-13-2004, 05:59 PM
sweet potatoes are good for you, more nutrients and lower gi then regular white potatoes, eat up.

getfit
12-13-2004, 06:17 PM
sweet potatoes are good for you, more nutrients and lower gi then regular white potatoes, eat up.
:withstupi YUP YUP! AND YUM:)

AKraut
12-13-2004, 08:48 PM
I prefer a baked sweet potatoe with some butter of a regular white potatoe now. And I used to hate them.

Vido
12-13-2004, 08:52 PM
sweet potatoes are good for you, more nutrients and lower gi then regular white potatoes, eat up.

:withstupi

RickTheDestroyer
12-13-2004, 09:01 PM
Sweet potatoes will do you good and they're about some of the tastiest food known to man.

BCC
12-13-2004, 09:03 PM
Sweet potatos are my favorite bulking food.

GMCtrk
12-13-2004, 09:07 PM
Sweet potatos are my favorite bulking food.

interesting :read:

emjlr3
12-13-2004, 11:15 PM
they are the ****, i love em to death, and yea they are even better then regular white potatoes!, they are one of those things that actually tastes awesome and is awesome for you too

large_lifter
12-13-2004, 11:39 PM
I love sweet potatoes. Put some I cant Believe its not butter and a sprinkle of splenda in it. *drool*

Ares
12-13-2004, 11:56 PM
Sweet potatoes are good but I also like yams. :)

large_lifter
12-14-2004, 12:13 AM
What is that in your avatar, is that Barrett? FF7 PWNS everything if it is.

Teh BDK
12-14-2004, 12:34 AM
Looks like Barrett to me.

I prefer yams as well. They're a staple in my current cutting diet. They're the sweetest thing I allow myself to eat.

And if baked correctly, they provide all the necessary moisture in a sandwich so you don't have to use mayo.

I usually bake 4-6 sweet potatoes or yams at once on sunday night. They keep for a while in the fridge.

Rik-s
12-14-2004, 11:57 AM
Sweet potatoes are ace imho :D

emjlr3
12-14-2004, 03:57 PM
rnt yams and sweet potatoes the same thing?

trojan1444
12-14-2004, 05:42 PM
They're related...a little different somehow (not sure how)

thajeepster
12-14-2004, 11:35 PM
can you microwave bake a yam or sweet potato? how?

trojan1444
12-15-2004, 12:13 AM
poke holes in it, wrap it in a paper towel and microwave for 3-5 minutes

Stackattack
12-15-2004, 01:56 AM
Alrighty. As i am considering adding sweet potato to my diet i did a search.
Does this info look at all accurate:

100g (raw) = 96 cal
1.7g protein
.2g fat
22.2g carb
1.7g fibre

Franco
12-15-2004, 02:39 AM
The nutritional content is there or there abouts Stack

trojan1444
12-15-2004, 10:45 AM
That's for a pretty small sweet potato

ryuage
12-15-2004, 12:14 PM
uhmm ya ... a 100g one to be exact

ericg
12-15-2004, 02:16 PM
100g ~3.5ounces ~.2lbs

Stackattack
12-15-2004, 10:47 PM
The nutritional content is there or there abouts Stack
Thanks man.

Teh BDK
12-17-2004, 02:43 AM
A sweet potato has a light brown skin and inside it is like, almost yellowish I think. A garnet yam has a darker, reddish skin and is deep orange inside. The nutrition I think is about the same though I've never directly compared the two. As for taste- I rarely eat sweet potatoes but often eat garnet yams so as to the taste question you'll have to answer that yourself with a side by side pepsi challenge.