Dr. Tamara Burnytseva, a Russian nutrition expert at the Federal Research Center for Nutrition and Biotechnology, revealed how much potatoes can be eaten without harming health, and the best way to prepare their dishes, according to RIA Novosti.
The Russian expert indicated, in an interview with Radio “Sputnik”, that potatoes are a food item, but there are those who have to determine the amount of potatoes they eat..
The Russian nutrition expert pointed out that “for a healthy person, there are no restrictions on eating potatoes, as he can eat them daily without any harm to the body, explaining that the digestion of starch in potatoes takes a long time, which prevents sudden jumps in the blood sugar level, but it must be taken into account.” The level of physical activity, and you should not overeat potatoes in the evening“.
French fries and their side effects
She added: Potatoes are rich in starch, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, calcium, and a group of vitamins, including vitamin .C
The expert confirmed that there are certain ways to prepare potato dishes that allow preserving the largest percentage of the materials in them, explaining that “the best ways to prepare potatoes are grilling and boiling without peeling them, because the distribution of nutrients and minerals in potatoes is uneven, and most of them are near the peel, so It is not recommended to soak potatoes for a long time“.
And she explained: However, there are certain dishes of potatoes that should be excluded from the diet, adding that “the worst potato dish, is fried potatoes, because heat treatment destroys almost all nutrients, vitamins and minerals, and because of this method of cooking, a large amount of fat remains in potatoes.“.