Some may know I have had a pretty bad chest for some weeks now. However I also have had gout at the same time which means I cannot take my gout tablets as they 1) Make my chest gooey 2) React with one of the AB I am taking.
The good news is my chest is not making as much noise as it did so hopeful it is going the right way at last. As a lot of people after the winter holidays decide to lose a bit of weight. We both said we will go for the healthy options and reduce input of the wrong (but often very nice to eat) foods. It was mentioned that move from our baked potato to Sweet potatoes. Neither my wife or I had eaten them so I looked up how to cook them, Easy peasy first meal Sweet Potatoes made into chips. They were very nice though they had shrunk more than I expected? Next meal they were roasts and they were cooked for less time but still shrunk? The next meal baked Sweet Potatoes, we wrapped these in foil and they did not shrink and were also nice.
Before we did all this I went on the tinternet to see all about them but I think I only chose sites from the Sweet potatoes lovers group? All the info was full of praise and told me all about the extra fiber and vitamins and minerals Etc.
Last night by the time late evening came, my gout was giving me some serious gip! Once I crawled upstairs and got ready for sleep time, my foot was so tender to the lightest touch and looking a little angry and generating it own little furnace. I put my in case of emergency pain cream (Affects my INR) on hoping it would help? It did not and even the sheets resting on the foot were hurting. So out the foot goes. This is a lot easier said than done because I am a restless sleeper on good days.
This morning on waking it was as red and hot the same agony of going down stairs this time. Back on the Wibbly Wobbly Web with the question what bad things does Sweet potatoes do to humans? Yes after you get past the benefits it does contain Purines and Oxalates. But then I find this little snippet:
"The University of Maryland Medical Center recommends people with gout also limit the amount they eat of vegetables containing oxalates. Up to 25 percent of people with gout also develop kidney stones, and limiting these vegetables may help limit your risk for certain types of kidney stones. Excess oxalate is one of the most common compounds that causes kidney stones. Vegetables that contain oxalates include okra, leeks, beets, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, beet greens, soybeans and lentils."
Fish and Chips anyone?