Key study: Potatoes are healthy — if you prepare them right

Mashed potatoes, french fries or chips?

According to the researchers, it mainly has to do with how the tuber and other foods that make up the meal are prepared.

The study is based on a large Danish dataset containing information about the eating patterns of more than 54,000 people.

It shows that the people who ate the most vegetables had a 21 percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, compared to the group that ate the fewest vegetables.

According to the researchers, potato consumption had no effect whatsoever on the chance of developing type 2 diabetes.

“In Denmark, people often eat potatoes, which are prepared in very different ways, and in our study we were able to distinguish between these different preparations,” says doctoral student Pratik Pokharel, one of the study’s authors.

“When we separated boiled potatoes from mashed potatoes, chips, and chips, boiled potatoes were no longer associated with an increased risk of diabetes: they had no effect.”

The results also showed that people who ate a lot of potatoes often also consumed more butter, red meat and sugary soft drinks than others.

We know that these foods increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

If you take this into account, boiled potatoes may not be associated with diabetes. This applies to French fries, but also to mashed potatoes, probably because they usually contain butter and cream, Bukharel says.

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