Do potatoes make you really fat?

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Whether as baked potatoes, mash, gratin, or French fries…the potato offers a variety of preparation options.

However, many people avoid eating potatoes because they think it makes them fat. However, this has been debunked as a potato myth. It has just 70 calories per 100 grams. For comparison: Spaghetti has 160 calories in the same gram number.

According to InFranken.de, the potato has, in addition, many vitamins, minerals and ballast materials as well as anti-oxidants, as EatSmarter writes – but almost no fat.

That comes only if one processes it into tasty frits, chips, roast potatoes, or salads with mayonnaise. And admittedly, they often end up on the plate in these recipes. After all, fat is a flavour carrier…

It also works without

So for a low-calorie version, it’s best to boil the potato. This preparation method stimulates the digestive system due to the fibre and ensures a long-lasting feeling of satiety due to the slowly digestible carbohydrates.

In the low-carb scene, the potato gets its fat off because the carbohydrates in them in the form of starch make it a crop with a high glycemic index.

However, according to EatSmarter, the resistant potato starch “doesn’t break down, but is fully absorbed by the body and becomes a source of nutrients for beneficial gut bacteria in the intestines.” It also reduces insulin resistance and, thus, blood sugar control, which can be especially useful for people with diabetes.

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