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This popular delicacy Sweet potatoes is rich in potassium, and when taken with medications that increase potassium levels in the body, such as beta-blockers, it may cause problems related to excessive potassium intake levels in the body.
Persons with kidney problems must avoid eating sweet potatoes because an improper functioning kidney cannot remove potassium from their body, causing high potassium levels that can be harmful to them.
In fact sweet potatoes contain high amounts of oxalates that may increase the risk of calcium-oxalate kidney stones.
Sweet potatoes contain beta-carotene, and their excessive consumption can lead to hypervitaminosis A (vitamin A toxicity), in which excess vitamin A accumulates in the liver.
Although it is not considered harmful, the color of the skin and nails may turn orange.
Additionally, sweet potatoes are rich in carbohydrates.
Therefore, those on a carbohydrate restriction diet should avoid overindulging in them.
This does not mean we have to avoid sweet potatoes, because they are always beneficial to the body when consumed in moderation.
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