Spuds can help you lose weight

According to a research by the University of California, Davis and the National Center for Food Safety and Technology, Illinois Institute of Technology,

People can include potatoes in their diet and still lose weight.

The results of this study once again validate what health professionals and nutrition experts have said for years. When it comes to weight loss, it is not about eliminating a certain food or food groups, rather, it is reducing calories that count.

The study notes that there is no evidence that potatoes, when prepared in a healthful manner, contribute to weight gain. On the contrary they can be part of a weight loss program.

One medium-size (5.3 ounce) skin-on potato contains just 110 calories per serving, boasts more potassium (620g) than a banana, provides almost half the daily value of vitamin C (45%), and contains no fat, sodium or cholesterol.

This reminds me of a book by an Indian mystic. At one point, he says– while living in the mountain caves at high altitudes, he and his master will eat one boiled potato( with skin on) and a fist full of barley floor boiled in water. He adds, his master said that’s a healthy diet for any person.

Even to this day, people in India eat potatoes to end a day long fasting.