Health Web Site Suggests Ways To Lessen Carb Impact Of Potatoes

Filed under: Low-carb Tips — @ July 5, 2006

The potato — one of the chief no-no foods for people who are on the low-carb lifestyle. Or is it?

According to the health information web site RealAge.com, to lessen the glycemic index of potatoes, here’s what you need to do:

1. Boil the potatoes one day before you want to use them.
2. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours.
3. Use vinegar and olive oil instead of mayonaisse for the dressing.

This allegedly keeps the carbs (sugars) in the potato from causing your blood sugar to spike and, in essence can make them healthy even for low-carbers to eat.

bq. Are you buying it? NOT ME! I’ve never heard of such a thing. With things like low-carb potatoes emerging over the past couple of years, the apparent need that people have to still include potatoes in their diet simply astounds me. I for one don’t miss eating potatoes at all because there are so many other heathy and fulfilling options for delicious and nutritious vegetables to eat on my low-carb lifestyle.

Click here to read more about this RealAge article and to see some real low-carb alternatives to potatoes.

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