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Potatoes can be part of a healthy diet: Study

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 19th November, 2022 02:01:20 PM
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Potatoes are frequently included on a list of foods to stay away from, especially for people with insulin resistance, because of their reputation for causing weight gain and an elevated risk of type 2 diabetes.

However, a new study from Pennington Biomedical Research Centre, published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, says that potatoes actually did not increase that risk, are filled with key nutrients, and packed with health benefits.

Candida Rebello, PhD, an assistant professor at Pennington Biomedical, said, "We demonstrated that contrary to common belief, potatoes do not negatively impact blood glucose levels. In fact, the individuals who participated in our study lost weight."

To increase the dietary fiber component of the potatoes, they were boiled with the skin intact and then refrigerated between 12 and 24 hours.

"We prepared the potatoes in a way that would maximize their fiber content."

Source: Hindustan Times