Potatoes: your secret weapon for weight loss
Article in images



They're filling

 
They're filling

Potatoes are very rich in starch, or slow-release sugars (19g carbohydrates per 100g cooked) and have all the 'good' qualities of carbs: they fill you up and release energy gradually into the bloodstream.

Potatoes are high in fibre (1.5g per 100g). Fibre slows down the digestion of sugars, so that the energy is released gradually over a long period of time. Fibre is also great for your intestines.

If you're looking to lose weight, look no further! Potatoes contain only 85 cal/100g, which is half the amount of calories - minimum - found in ordinary carbs (bread, pasta, rice etc).




  
  

Sarah Horrocks
24/01/2007
Reader ranking:3.7/5 
Rank this page: 

Don't miss...
Mum's The Word! Celebrities & Their MumsRainbow Carved Hair Is The Coolest Shaved Head Trend
40 Adorable Matching Sibling Tattoo IdeasNext Week's Hollyoaks Spoilers
Latest… 22/09/2017
Health and Fitness News
Guides
Videos
Unbelievably, Half Of Men Don't Know Where The Vagina Is
All Health and Fitness news
5 Ways To Gain More Confidence
Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About The Weight Watchers Diet
The Fricker method
The Mediterranean Diet
See all Health and Fitness guides
Abdominal Exercises video | Killer abs & no sit ups!
See all Health and Fitness videos
 

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the sofeminine latest straight to your inbox
  OK
Find us on...