According to Agro Noticias, many urban dwellers mistakenly believe that potatoes fatten people because they have a high concentration of carbohydrates, but they are wrong.
“In this regard, nutritionist Zarith Alvarado Alvarado, expresses categorically that the potato does not fatten; first, because 80% of its content is water, and second, because the carbohydrates it has-basically starch-have no fat. That is, it can be consumed without risk of increasing adiposity, but in the most natural way possible”, the aforementioned website said.
They also informed that to produce 45 grams of fat a person would have to eat around 37.5 kilograms of potatoes, which is almost impossible for someone to do.
Also, studies have shown that 100 grams of parboiled potato are equivalent to 100 calories, which is only %% of the 2,000 calories that an adult person should consume daily, according to Agro Noticias.
“The problem of fatness is in the ingredients, such as oil for fried foods, or butter and milk for puree”, Alvarado said.
In addition, potatoes are rich in vitamin C and contain elements that act in the body as antioxidants. This helps prevent premature aging and various diseases.
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