Potatoes have the ability to transform any food preparation into a mouth-watering delicacy, be it curry, parathas, salads… 😋 In fact, it’s hard to believe that potatoes were not a part of Indian cuisine till about a few centuries ago when we were introduced to them courtesy the Portuguese in the early 17th century.
However, due to their carb content, and many dieticians asking people to cut potatoes from their diet in order to lose weight, they have got a bad reputation.🙅♀️
So, let’s put ourselves and potatoes out of our collective misery – potatoes are not unhealthy. They contain fiber, potassium, Vitamins B and C, and a number of phytochemicals (miracle chemicals that I keep talking about). They have a higher percentage of carb compared to other vegetables, yes, but eliminating chips, biscuits, sugary treats (basically processed “food”) is a far better strategy health-wise than eliminating potatoes. Moreover, the carbs in potatoes are what are called complex carbohydrates which take time to get broken down into simpler components fit for absorption into the bloodstream. 🙋♀️
The key is: don’t eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well. And don’t think deep-frying potatoes still keeps them on the healthy list!
And, as I keep repeating, diversity of whole-plant-based foods is the key to nutrition.🍀🍀