Are Potatoes Good for You?

Potatoes aid digestion

Potatoes, like apples, have soluble and insoluble fiber. Johns Hopkins Medicine suggests soluble and insoluble fiber-rich diets for constipation.

Increase protein and carbs without gluten

Potatoes are an excellent method to avoid gluten's negative effects on the digestive system and obtain a lot of fiber and carbs if you're gluten-intolerant or have celiac disease. 

Gut health may improve

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

They make you feel fuller

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.

 Medium potato has 26 grams of complex carbs, which fuels exercise. Again, boiling or roasted potatoes provide this tater-consuming benefit.

Blood sugar may rise

Carbs 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.

like ,share and save this story

Light Yellow Arrow
Light Yellow Arrow