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I'm not losing I'm maintaining and trying to add on muscle mass. And eat very little carbs (which hurts my workouts).

I love sweet potatoes though, and know they're pretty healthy. The easiest way I've found to cook them is slice them up (usually 2 small ones) and spray them with Pam for like 2 to 3 seconds (I know it says calorie free, but it's still oil) then toss them in an airfryer

I estimate this comes to somewhere between 25 to 50 calories of oil. (very likely on the lower end of that calculation)

But would you consider this a fairly healthy source of carbohydrates, or am I basically justifying to myself a way to eat French fries?

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2 hours ago, Mhy12784 said:

I'm not losing I'm maintaining and trying to add on muscle mass. And eat very little carbs (which hurts my workouts).

I love sweet potatoes though, and know they're pretty healthy. The easiest way I've found to cook them is slice them up (usually 2 small ones) and spray them with Pam for like 2 to 3 seconds (I know it says calorie free, but it's still oil) then toss them in an airfryer

I estimate this comes to somewhere between 25 to 50 calories of oil. (very likely on the lower end of that calculation)

But would you consider this a fairly healthy source of carbohydrates, or am I basically justifying to myself a way to eat French fries?

If its not constant, sure but if its all the time... There are better/other carb laden vegetables you could have.

But enjoy!

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You're maintaining, it is natural and non processed, and you enjoy it. I don't see anything wrong with any of that!

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1 hour ago, GreenTealael said:

If its not constant, sure but if its all the time... There are better/other carb laden vegetables you could have.

But enjoy!

Better vegetables I can think of, better carb laden ones though?

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42 minutes ago, Mhy12784 said:

Better vegetables I can think of, better carb laden ones though?

Squash , artichoke , etc

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On 12. August 2018 at 7:44 PM, Mhy12784 said:

But would you consider this a fairly healthy source of carbohydrates

I personally think sweet potatoes are healthy.

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or am I basically justifying to myself a way to eat French fries?

That's a question only you can answer.

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24 minutes ago, summerset said:

I personally think sweet potatoes are healthy.

That's a question only you can answer.

Well I mean there's surely a scientific basis of whether sweet potatoes are healthy or not. Is it clear, not really...

The general gist I'm getting is they're fairly good for you, but I would be better off boiling them rather than baking/air frying them.

I'm contemplating boiling then air frying them to see how this turns out

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3 minutes ago, Mhy12784 said:

Well I mean there's surely a scientific basis of whether sweet potatoes are healthy or not. Is it clear, not really...

If a food is considered "healthy" or not depends on the dietary religion one if following.

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7 minutes ago, summerset said:

If a food is considered "healthy" or not depends on the dietary religion one if following.

Which is rather unfortunate because religion is a bunch of made up mumbo Jumbo. And it's highly unfortunate for nutrition to be so subjective. I mean there's plenty of black and white when it comes to nutrition, but that gray area...

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