If you adore potato salad, scalloped potatoes, or sweet potato fries, then you might be concerned about how they’re affecting your body. The good news is that a new study has found that potatoes might be healthier than we thought, reports Desirée O in an article published by Eat This Not That!.
Conducted by researchers at Boston University, the study was published in the Journal of Nutritional Science and involved 2,523 participants who were 30 years old and older. They assessed the eating habits and health of participants over time to understand to what extent the regular consumption of potatoes by healthy adults could potentially have an adverse impact on their cardiometabolic health.
Participants who ate fried potato dishes had a lower risk of dealing with various health issues if they weren’t as likely to eat red meat or were physically active. Specifically, they were 24% less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes and 26% less likely to have elevated triglycerides.