New study found that eating potatoes can help you lose weight.
Previously people with type 2 diabetes were suggested to avoid potatoes but the new research says that it might be not true.
As vegetables are packed with healthy nutrients with low calories, so according to new research it can be a part of healthy diet.
A new study in US revealed that people tend to feel full after eating certain amount of food regardless of calories intake.
Prof Candida Rebello, the study’s co-researcher, from Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge said: “By eating foods with a heavier weight that are low in calories, you can easily reduce the number of calories you consume. People tend to eat the same weight of food regardless of calorie content in order to feel full.”
“Each participant’s meal was tailored to their personalized calorific needs, yet by replacing some meat content with potato, participants found themselves fuller, quicker, and often did not even finish their meal. In effect, you can lose weight with little effort.”
“The key aspect of our study is that we did not reduce the portion size of meals but lowered their caloric content by including potatoes.”
The study was conducted by serving potatoes as sides along with main meals lunch and dinner. When scientists compared the potatoes with peas and bean diets, they both were equally healthy.
Prof Rebello said: “We demonstrated that contrary to common belief, potatoes do not negatively impact blood glucose levels.”
The findings were published in the Journal of Medicinal Food.