jts Posted March 31, 2017 Share Posted March 31, 2017 Dr. John McDougall says potato is almost a complete food by itself. He cited a case where some people lived on nothing but potato and a little oil for 90 days with no deterioration of health. A guy claims to have gone a whole year on nothing but potato, but he cheated by adding ketchup. In Gerson therapy, potato is recognised as almost a super food. But for me every kind of potato has a slightly bad taste that I dislike: red potato, yellow potato, white potato, brown potato, russett potato, every potato I tried. Being a perverse unscientific person, I trust my sense of taste. The fact that something tastes bad is enough to convince me that it is bad, no matter what government says or what scientists say or what health gurus say. Therefore I decided I should not eat potato. Yams taste much better. To put this in context, over the years I have acquired a sensitiveness, perhaps as a result of multiple fasts and clean diet. I don't necessarily react to things the way most people do. The fact that potato has a bad taste tells me it has poison in it. Not enough to kill me but enough that I dislike it and even to make me slightly and briefly sick. What the hell might that poison be? What does wiki say? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potato#Toxicity Quote Potatoes contain toxic compounds known as glycoalkaloids, of which the most prevalent are solanine and chaconine. Solanine is also found in other plants in the family Solanaceae, which includes such plants as the deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna), henbane (Hyoscyamus niger) and tobacco (Nicotiana), as well as eggplant and tomato. But tomato is okay. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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