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Can you eat potatos when your cholesterol is high?

by Don Mayville
(Riverside, CA)

My cholesterol and LDL is high, can I eat potatoes and how?


Answer:

Hello Don, in my opinion you could eat them because potatoes are probably one of the healthiest vegetables and don't have cholesterol.

You can eat potatoes in numerous ways like: boiled, roasted (they can taste just like fried), grilled and much more. It is crucial to understand that they can be prepared in a very healthy way but you shouldn't add: butter, cheese, bacon, ham and processed dressings.



An appropriate way for someone particularly with health issues is to keep them simple; rinse the potatoes before and after peeling them.

- If you like mashed potatoes use some potato milk and a vegan spread. You can get that at any health food store.

- Use extra virgin olive oil, avoid red meats; you could eat potatoes with some baked lean chicken or turkey breast.


For professional advice consult your doctor, nutritionist or dietitian.

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