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Are dried fruit healthy?

Are dried fruit healthy?

Dried fruit are healthy if eaten in moderation. They are full of fiber and antioxidants, but are also high in sugars, including fructose. Some dried fruit have a high Glycemic Load.

Are green potatoes toxic?

Are green potatoes toxic?

Green potatoes can be toxic. They may indicate a high level of naturally occurring toxic chemicals called glycoalkaloids. If this level is too high, it can result in consciousness loss and even death.

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.

Gluten free grains

Gluten-free grains

There are several gluten-free grains that have a similar nutritional profile as the gluten-containing grains, serving as good substitutes.

Low fructose fruits

Low fructose fruits

The amount of fructose in fruit varies greatly from 1% for berries to 10% for tropical fruit. See which are the high and low fructose fruits.

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