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Are white potatoes healthy?

Joel H. Fuhrman, MD
Family Medicine
White potato is not a high-nutrient food, and many studies reveal an association between a diet high in white potato and obesity and diabetes. These studies may be biased by the way potatoes are consumed (often fried or loaded with butter or sour cream), but, nevertheless, because of their relatively low nutrient density and their high glycemic index they should play a minor role in your diet. Sweet potatoes, carrots, and peas are much healthier options.
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