During heat treatment at high temperatures, all useful minerals and vitamins disappear from potatoes. Potatoes are one of the most popular vegetables in our diet. Potatoes contain a sufficient amount of nutrients and vitamins. However, cooking potatoes matters, and the most delicious dishes from them can be dangerous for the body.
Tamara Pruntseva, a nutritionist, told us in what form potatoes become harmful to our bodies. Potatoes contain magnesium, potassium, proteins, and calcium. But this vegetable also contains a lot of carbohydrates. According to the expert, potato dishes should be in the diet regularly. However, you should not eat at night and make sure that you do not overeat, and that calories are burned during the day.
The nutritionist noted that baking and boiling are the most useful ways to cook potatoes. It is not recommended to keep potatoes in water for a long time, as most of the minerals are contained on the surface.
The doctor called deep-fried potatoes and “peasant-style” cooking the most harmful potato dishes. During heat treatment at high temperatures, all useful minerals and vitamins disappear from potatoes. And cooking this vegetable with a large amount of butter or vegetable oil makes potatoes fatty and heavy for the stomach.
In addition, excessive consumption of potatoes can lead to the appearance of cholesterol plaques. And the constant preparation of mashed potatoes also has its drawbacks – butter, milk, and cream are often used in this dish. These are additional calories.