Should I Eat Starchy and Fattening Potatoes?

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Haters malign potatoes as starchy and fattening.

While it’s true that potatoes sit the fence when you’re trying to lose weight, but the preparation may be the culprit.

potato benefits

Bare naked, a medium plain white potato has 36% of your daily vitamin C, 27% of your potassium and 14% of your fiber.

Spare yourself the work of peeling, since the skins are extra nutritious.

Plain potatoes, whether white or sweet, are fat-free, rich in nutrients, and low in calories; they make a good addition to any weight-loss diet.

When prepared in a healthful manner there is no reason to not eat potatoes regularly.

What about potatoes being starchy?

Potatoes are starchy (high on the glycemic index). They raise your sugar and insulin level quickly.

Here are some potato hacks to help you:

  • Eat potatoes with beans or lentils, which are high in fiber and slow the blood sugar spike.
  • You can also boil them and leave them overnight in the fridge; this helps to make the spud’s starch resistant

Curious case of purple potatoes 

They may help in the prevention of certain cancers. One study found that consumption of purple potato could help in managing blood pressure in obese.

One study found that consumption of purple potato could help in managing blood pressure in obese.

So guys keep showering your love on the potato!


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