It is simply awesome to munch on some crispy potato fries with sauce while watching your favourite TV show, but how you can eat potatoes the healthy way is what we will discuss in detail today.
Potato is a magical vegetable. It is a favourite of kids, aged and the working crowd as lots of recipes can be made by simply boiling it.
The tuber blends well with any type of flour and vegetable. Just mashing or slicing or frying alone will make it tasty enough to eat in bulk.
It also goes well with alcoholic and other drinks. But most dieticians, cardiologists and kidney specialists (nephrologists) advice to avoid potatoes as much as you can.
Have you wondered why? Some say that the peel of potatoes is also dangerous for kidney patients as it contains a lot of potassium which is not good for them.
Some nutritionists argue that potatoes are healthy for the body if prepared and had in the right form.
Frying and adding spice is what makes it bad they say. Potato, as a vegetable, is vitamin and mineral rich but it should be consumed the right way to reap all the benefits that it has to offer.
Healthy Ways To Eat Potatoes:
1. Potatoes with Tamarind/Lemon Juice:
French fries are a villain where health is concerned. They contain certain toxins like acrylamide that are dangerous for humans. What one can do to prevent this is boil the potatoes and preserve them in tamarind/lemon or any antioxidant juice.
2. Potatoes With A Green Tint:
Potatoes with a green tint are also said to be dangerous to health as these contain solanine which can cause arthritis pain. The best ways to escape this is to scrape off the greenish portion and use the rest.
3. Potato Salad:
Take baked potatoes, cut them into small pieces and add chopped tomatoes and cucumber. Add a few drops of olive oil and vinegar. And your healthy potato salad is ready.
4. Spinach Potato:
Bake the potatoes for about an hour. Prepare the fillings using spinach or artichoke and add salt and pepper to taste. Make a small opening in the potatoes and stuff the filling in the potatoes. Put the filled potatoes in the oven for another 10 minutes, and then scoop the filling along with the potatoes and have it.
5. Baked Potato Fries:
Take a few potatoes, cut them into strips, brush the potatoes using a bit of olive oil and then bake them in the oven.
6. Mashed Potatoes:
Take a few potatoes, bake them and then mash them. Instead of butter, use low fat skimmed milk while you mash. These mashed potatoes come with low calories when you avoid butter.
7. Potatoes With Yogurt:
Bake the potatoes well and then use low fat yogurt, a few drops of lemon juice and black pepper for garnishing.