10 Proven Health Benefits of Potatoes + CALORIE COMPARISON TABLE

6. Potatoes for cholesterol

Potatoes not cooked or prepared with oil, butter or cream are fat and cholesterol free.

Potatoes contain significant amounts of soluble and insoluble dietary fiber, which can help to lower blood cholesterol. Approximately half of the fiber in a potato is however found in the skin, so removing the skin takes away a lot of the fiber.

Although potatoes on their own are healthy, many of the ways they are prepared are not. Frying or roasting potatoes in oil adds fat, which are can contribute to high cholesterol levels.

Potatoes for cholesterol

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