Should you avoid potatoes?



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Should you avoid potatoes? In short, the answer is no, potatoes can be an extremely nutritious and portion controlled source of carbohydrate.

While various types of potato may have a relatively high glycaemic index, a potato roasted in its jacket contains less than 20g of total carbohydrate, less than 100 calories and almost 3 grams of fibre – significantly fewer calories and more fibre than a cup or rice or pasta.

So, relax and enjoy a spud with your grill and salad, although keep in mind that the butter or sour cream you add to the potato is much more likely to cause weight gain than the potato itself so try and enjoy them plain or with a dollop of reduced fat natural yoghurt and some sweet chilli sauce.



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