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Potato: Friend or Foe for Your Blood Sugar?

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Did you know the starch content in potatoes can cause blood sugar levels to spike? Eating a diet rich in starch can also lead to weight gain, as excess glucose is stored in the body as fat. So versatile and delicious potatoes are: they can be fried, boiled, baked, and grilled! If you can’t live without this starchy food, you can make the most of it. Jacket potatoes are the best way to increase your daily potato needs!

Maximising Potato’s Benefits for Your Metabolic Health
• Avoid processed potatoes like chips and fries.
• If you must, then pan-fry potatoes instead of deep frying them.
• Try opting for protein-rich jacket potatoes instead of carb-rich boiled potatoes.
• Practice portion control and try to limit intake to 30 grams.
• Pair them with a cooked protein source, such as paneer or chicken breasts.

Potatoes have a high glycemic index and can cause blood glucose spikes if not portioned correctly. Additionally, high glucose levels in the blood can damage the body’s cells and increase the risk of developing diabetes over time.

So get your oven mittens out and put those wedges in to get the best of them!

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