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accuFLEX
11-13-2004, 06:37 PM
I boil potatos and then cut them and then pan fry them without using oils etc. Is this a good meal for someone who is cutting or should I stop eating potatos?

RWalt
11-13-2004, 06:39 PM
I dont think potatoes are too bad, I don't eat white potatoes though, I stick to sweet potatoes and yams. White Potatoes are more starchy, I believe so....

accuFLEX
11-13-2004, 06:43 PM
oh, im talking about white potatos that look liek this http://www.reneesgarden.com/photos/potato-cut.jpg

What is starch?

jcny19x
11-13-2004, 07:17 PM
oh, im talking about white potatos that look liek this http://www.reneesgarden.com/photos/potato-cut.jpg

What is starch?

Starch is a complex carbohydrate that is composed of polymers of glucose molecules. Starch can be used (in your case) to refill glycogen levels in your muscles or your liver (fructose can be also stored as glycogen in your liver). The reason why a previous poster said that he prefers sweet potatoes to white potatoes is because sweet potatoes possess essential carotinoids (beta carotene) that help prevent cancer, aid in vision, etc....However, virtually all types of potatoes contain the same amount of starch (including white potatoes, yams and sweet potatoes). Make sure you eat the skin!