Potatoes are a versatile root vegetable and a staple food in many households. They are an underground tuber that grows on the roots of the Solanum tuberous plant. Potatoes are relatively cheap, easy to grow and packed with a variety of nutrients.
Potatoes are packed with vitamins and minerals, though the variety and preparation method can affect the nutritional content. Potatoes are a good source of antioxidants, which may reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. Potatoes contain 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, which has been linked to reduced inflammation in the colon, improved colon defenses and a lower risk of colorectal cancer.
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