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Are potatoes bad for you if you have high cholesterol

Have to lower my cholesterol and am trying to watch what I eat; is there a type of potato that is best?


Answer:

Hello, potatoes prepared in the right ways are unlikely to contribute in bad cholesterol levels; because they have necessary nutrients people need and can be used for healthy cooking.



Potatoes have vitamins, minerals, fiber and they do not have cholesterol or fat.

You can eat any variety. I use more frequently the Yukon gold since it seems to be less prone to spoilage and is great for boiling.

The Russet variety is one of the most popular (and affordable too). The bigger ones are ideal for baking.

The ways to cook potatoes to reduce the loss of nutrients are by baking, boiling or steaming them. Avoid adding any unhealthy greasy toppings like bacon, for example. Instead, you can eat potatoes with other root vegetables if you like.


For any health advice or opinion you should consult your doctor.

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