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Web Stories – 8 Surprising Health Benefits of Potatoes

Sarah Gaur

February 1, 2022

Potato is a versatile vegetable and is an essential addition to various dishes. In addition, it is an integral part of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian diets. People put potatoes in salads, snack fillings, finger foods etc. However, there are misconceptions around potatoes, questioning if it is a nutritional food source. Potatoes are a rich source of fibre that can help control cholesterol and blood sugar levels. The fibre found in potatoes is called “resistant starch”, which contains both soluble and insoluble fibres, beneficial for a healthy gut. 

It is a vegetable that acts as an all-rounder with some fantastic health benefits. We automatically think about french fries and other fast-food items when we think of potatoes. However, they can also be mashed, boiled, baked and cooked. Cooking methods of potatoes can highly affect their nutritional value.

About the Author

A nutritionist by profession and a writer by passion, Sarah holds an MSc. in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics from Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences, Pune. She believes in changing lives, one meal at a time with a holistic approach towards overall healing. Her mission is to modify the nutritional habits and behaviors of our next generation to optimize their long-term health and reduce the likelihood of metabolic diseases. Apart from working, she loves to sing, swirl scribble and spread smiles.

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