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.

However, more human-based research required before making any recommendations.

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

Resistant starch in them 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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