Today’s health tip: Benefits of potatoes

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Potatoes packed with vitamins and minerals, though the variety and preparation method can affect the nutritional content.

A good source of antioxidants, which may reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.

Contains resistant starch, which may help reduce insulin resistance. In turn, this can help improve blood sugar control.

Resistant starch in potatoes is a source of nutrition for beneficial gut bacteria.

They convert it to the short-chain fatty acid butyrate, linked to reduced inflammation in the colon, improved colon defenses and a lower risk of colorectal cancer.

Naturally gluten-free, which makes them an excellent food choice for people with celiac disease or a non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

Try boiling, baking or steaming them and consuming them with the skin intact.

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