I'm picky with food, but I can always eat potatoes.
My question is, is there any drawbacks from getting a lot of my carbs from potoatoes? Like I eat usually 2 meals a day with meat and a lot of potatoes.
These are normal potatoes not sweet, I don't like the sweet.
some would call it a white carb but it's not comparable to white bread, rice or pasta
a potatoe was born white while the others I listed are an abomination of nature due to man's intervention
Not a big deal but if you are cutting, those potatoes can add up in cals (are also digested very quickly). For bulking, eat away.Originally Posted by eddie500
Baked potatoes have a very high glycemic index, which is why people avoid them.
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just gnaw 'em raw if you're a man.
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ever consider switching to Sweet Potatos? Much better GI than just regular potats
make sure your eating the skins as well... and none of that instant mashed potato crap either.
and this is why GI should be basically ignored in favour of Glycemic Load
if you work it out for a potatoe it's very low
potatoes are great for sustainable energy and great for cutting because of satiety
I believe the potatoe is #1 on the satiety index
carrots have a high GI and a low GL and I think we all know carrots can't spike your blood sugar & insulin
Interesting stuff.Originally Posted by Holto
Potatoes are good eat em. If you bake them with the skins on you'll get a bit more of the vitamins in insides than if you cook them without the skins.
Though if you can stomach sweet potatoes they have much more vitamins and minerals. I eat the sweet potatoes and I mix about 6 cups with 1/2 cup splenda, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp allspice, 1/8 tsp ginger. Tastes like pumpkin pie filling. Yum!
Originally Posted by mle_ii
Sounds like a great recipe, hmm might be able to fit that in my low-carb diet.
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