Steve's Library — July 14, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Interesting Nutritional Facts – The Potato

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Photo Credit: FreeImages.com/AlistairWilliamson

From the library of Steve Morris, Founder & Chairman, EXIT Realty Corp. International 

Did you know?

“An average-size baked white potato weighs around 8 ounces. Since a white potato is approximately 35 percent carbohydrate, that calculates to about 80 grams of carbohydrate with a very high Glycemic Index (GI) of 95.If you want to compare the potato’s blood-sugar-stimulating effect relative to table sugar, which has a GI of 65, you find that it would take 118 grams of sugar to have the same impact as the potato. That is 29.5 teaspoons of sugar! (A 6-ounce potato calculates to 22 teaspoons and a 10-ounce potato to 37 teaspoons of sugar.) If you still decide to eat a white potato, please eat the skin, which contains nearly all the potato’s fiber and many of its nutrients.”

An excerpt from:

Steward, H.L., Bethea, M.C., Andrews, S.S., & Balart, L.A. (2003). The New Sugar Busters! Cut Sugar To Trim FatBallantine Books.

The statements made in this article have not been evaluated by Health Canada or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  None of the information presented is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

 

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