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Most tolerable tuber?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 02, 2011 at 4:18 AM

Some people report issue with various tubers, especially those with sensitive guts.

Please report your experiences with various tubers. Are you able to tolerate one kind, but not another? Has tolerance increased as your health has improved? What tubers are reliably easy for you to digest? Etc.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

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on September 02, 2011
at 11:51 PM

I have a sensitive guts and potatoes digest very easily.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

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on September 02, 2011
at 11:51 PM

Same experience.

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

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on September 02, 2011
at 01:30 PM

ok so now I'm curious! the replies below all list sweet potato as intolerant....I'm curious what other factors we have in common that make us intolerant to the same food.

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on September 02, 2011
at 12:18 PM

I eat all tubers - a wide variety of regular potato - heirloom, fingerling, etc., and sweet, yam, jewel, heirloom, japanese, etc. No issues and I rarely peel any of them.. just scrub really well and roast or steam.

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E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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on September 02, 2011
at 10:37 AM

I find sweet potatoes have to much fiber for the quantity that I eat which causes a bit of flatulence.

I find potatoes to be the most tolerable for me.

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on September 02, 2011
at 01:30 PM

I have been able to tolerate the orange sweet potatoes found everywhere, as well as regular potatoes when they are peeled. I tried some taro and weird sweet potatoes from an Indian market and they messed me up.

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345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

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on September 02, 2011
at 01:28 PM

I can eat potatoes with no issue, but I generally don't eat too many), but sweet potatoes make me very sick, it seems to have an big impact on my blood sugar levels, I start feeling really sick for about an hour to two hours after eating.

I stopped eating them, just not that available here and I probably could only eat just a little to not have that effect, so not worth it.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on September 02, 2011
at 11:51 PM

Same experience.

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E95216c62a14d21c371fcbf2fed8469b

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on September 02, 2011
at 05:21 AM

I like sweet potatoes but my diet has enough of the other things I like, I don't go out of my way to buy them. During the winter it maybe a different story. My hubby likes potatoes in his soup. Figures he does cuz he's the son of good ole Russian peasants.

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on September 02, 2011
at 05:20 AM

Yeah for me, I love and tolerate sweet potatoes very well (I always peel any tubs btw). I still eat potatoes occasionally, but I'm finding they cause some digestive stress, mostly in the form of deathly farts. Pretty much any other tuber, I've tried, aside from potatoes, sits well with me.

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427c8cbb9c2492d74b887fc5cf7a8ce0

on September 02, 2011
at 05:32 AM

With a sensitive gut you want to stay away from potatoes (inflammatory) and sunchokes for sure! Now if you have a bacterial imbalance or tendency towards candida you may want to stay away from starchy root veggies altogether as they will feed your inner bugs...

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on September 02, 2011
at 11:51 PM

I have a sensitive guts and potatoes digest very easily.

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