Potatoes are a source of antioxidants that provide many health benefits. Potatoes are complex carbohydrates that can make people satisfied without the danger of diabetes. Eating potatoes could also make slim.
According to a study just released by the University of California and the National Center for Food Safety and Technology, Illinois Institute of Technology, showed that people who regularly eat potatoes to lose weight.
“The results of this study confirm what has been delivered by health professionals and nutritionists for years. Potatoes can lose weight rather than by eliminating the amount of food, but reduce the calories that are not needed,” explained Dr. Britt Burton-Freeman, head of research University of California, as quoted by Medindia on Friday (10/15/2010).
Researchers studied 86 men and women who have excess weight, for 12 weeks to measure the effect of glycemic index diet modification to reduce calories by the addition of potatoes.
Participants were randomly divided into three groups and each must be on a diet that included 5-7 servings of potatoes per week. The results showed that all three groups lost weight significantly.
What is the secret of potato?
Dr. Britt explains, one medium size potato (5.3 ounces) contains only 110 calories per serving also offers more potassium (620 g) than bananas.
Potatoes also provide almost half the daily requirement of vitamin C (45 percent), contains no sodium, fat or cholesterol.
Because the elements is what makes her so fat-free potato eaters. But remember this untukng boiled potatoes, steamed or baked lho.
Because even though fat-free potato and good for health, he turned into evil when presented in the form of french fries and chips.
“Over the last few years are often accused of potatoes to increase the weight if it is presented in the form of french fries. But now we realize that potatoes play an important role to obtain a healthy weight when treated properly,” said Kathleen Triou, vice president of domestic marketing for the United States Potato Board (USPB).
This study was presented at the Obesity Society’s 28th Annual Scientific Meeting on December 8 to 12 October 2010.