The last several years saw our unpretentious potato trodden down, for it was believed that its intake makes one gain weight.
Nevertheless, researches conducted by the University of California, Davis, and the US National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST), Illinois, show that people can include potato in their slimming diets. The report was delivered at the 28th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Obesity Society.
Dr. Britt Burton-Freeman said that potato, if prepared correctly, can become part of a slimming diet. Good news for those fond of potato!
The researchers supervised 86 individuals with excessive weight for a period of 12 weeks. They all had low-calorie diet that included six potato dishes per week. The results showed loss of weight.
One medium-sized potato contains only 110 kcal. It also provides a lot of potassium and almost half of the daily dose of Vitamin C.