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Can raw potatoes make me sick?

Can raw potatoes make me sick?

Eating raw potatoes can make you sick - they can cause abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, flatulence and cramps. The reasons are the indigestible starch, the contamination of bacteria from the soil and the toxins present in some potatoes.

Types of nuts

Types of nuts

There are two definitions of a nut: botanical and culinary. The word "nut" is usually used in the culinary sense, not in the botanical sense.

How many calories in fiber?

How many calories are in fiber?

Scientists have shown that an accurate measure for dietary fiber is 2 calories per gram of energy. This was adopted by most countries as a standard, except the U.S that still assigns 4 calories per gram of energy.

Nutrition facts

Nutrition facts

The media and most websites represent personal opinions or experience of both health professionals and laymen, rather than scientifically proven nutrtion facts. Information, in most of the cases, has no valuable references to scientific sources to...

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