Potatoes: Healthy? Their Effects

Like apples, potatoes contain soluble and insoluble fiber.

Potatoes aid digestion.

Protein and gluten-free.

Potatoes are an excellent method to avoid gluten's negative effects on your digestive system while still obtaining a lot of fiber and carbohydrates.


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You may feel better.

Let potatoes cool before eating for digestive health. Hot potatoes quickly convert carbs into glucose, raising blood sugar.

They help you lose weight.

Potatoes are satisfying, low in calories, rich in water, and moderate in fiber and protein. When prepared healthfully, they can help you lose weight.

You may be more active.

Goodson says a medium potato has 26 grams of complex carbs, which fuels activity.

Blood sugar may rise.

Carbohydrates raise blood sugar. High blood sugar can cause prediabetes, insulin resistance, and Type 2 diabetes.

You may gain weight.

Potatoes are low-calorie. However, preparation and portion size affect their nutritional content and weight gain potential.

Fried potatoes may impair memory.

Potatoes' potential impact on your brain health again essentially boils down to how they are cooked. 

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