GI Diet Advice About Potatoes
Eating Potato Foods on GI Diets

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GI Diet Advice About Potatoes

Potatoes on a Healthy GI Diet

If you want to follow a healthy GI diet plan, keep glycemic response to a minimum and maintain the lowest possible blood glucose levels, it's best to eat fewer potatoes and switch to pasta, rice and other whole grains instead. This is because most types of potato have a high GI value. Only boiled new potatoes have an acceptable GI food value.

Ways to Reduce GI Value of Potatoes

Despite potatoes being a high GI food, it is possible to include them as snacks or with meals in your GI diet, providing you reduce their glycemic effect by adding fat, food acids or fiber. All these things slow down digestion in the stomach and restrict the action of digestive enzymes that are trying to break down the potatoes into glucose. For example, adding a little extra virgin olive oil (fat), or vinaigrette (acid) to your baked potato reduces its GI value. The same applies if you add a few chopped raw vegetables (fiber) or lemon juice (acid) to your mashed potato.

GI Diet Advice on Eating Potatoes

To maintain stable blood glucose levels and healthy diet nutrition, be careful what type of potato dish/side/snack you prepare. See below for specific GI diet advice about potatoes.

Best Potatoes To Eat on a Healthy GI Diet Program

Potatoes with a lower glycemic response, include:

Boiled new potatoes.

Types of Potato To Avoid on a GI Diet Program

Potato foods which raise blood glucose levels more rapidly, or are otherwise unsuitable, include:

Baked potato, fried potatoes, mashed potato, french fries.

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Weight loss diets based on low-GI foods help to keep blood sugar levels from rising too fast after meals and snacks. Less glucose in the bloodstream causes the pancreas to secrete less insulin. This combination of less blood glucose and less insulin helps to avoid metabolic health problems such as pre-diabetes, hyperinsulinism and reduced glucose tolerance.

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