CAN PEOPLE WITH DIABETES EAT POTATOES?
Potatoes are a starchy vegetable that can affect blood sugar levels.
People with diabetes can still eat potatoes, but portion control is key.
The glycemic index (GI) of potatoes varies depending on the type and preparation method.
Boiled or baked potatoes have a lower GI than fried or mashed potatoes.
Sweet potatoes and yams have a lower GI than white potatoes.
Eating potatoes with protein and fiber can help slow down the absorption of glucose.
Avoid adding high-fat toppings like butter and sour cream to potatoes.
Consider swapping potatoes for other non-starchy vegetables to increase variety in your diet.
Consult with a registered dietitian to create a personalized meal plan that includes potatoes.
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