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how to make potatoes in a healthy way?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Bake: Baked potato is the healthiest way to prepare them. You can also microwave a potato in the oven for 4-5 minutes depending on the size of the potato. I dont recommend frying in oil or adding sour creme or butter.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Why are potatoes getting a bad reputation? Isnt it the fatty chips that are bad? What about mashed?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Carbs galore: Potatoes are not vegetables and don't have all the nutritional goodies that veggies do. Potatoes are just complex carbs. Carb heavy diets are generally speaking not good for long term health. In moderation, like most things is probably ok. Although the term " moderation" means different things to different people.:).
A 30-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to be allergic to potatoes and french fries?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Possible: The most common food allergies are egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, trre nuts, shellfish and fish. Potato allergy would be unusual but anything is possible.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are healthier alternative to mashed potatoes?

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Dr. Rick Kirschner
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General Practice 40 years experience
Mashed cauliflower: Mashed cauliflower is a wonderful alternative to mashed potatoes. I had it just the other night at a fine local restaurant. It's low-carb and full of nutrition. Steam and then mash it , top with your favorite potato toppings. I think you're going to love it!
A 49-year-old member asked:

Can eating potatoes make your butt bigger?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
There is no such : Thing as targeted weight gain. However, eating potatoes could contribute to weight gain ; a certain amount of that would go to the buttocks. You can work with a trainer to build gluteal mass.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Hi docs, is it true that potatoes are good for you?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes.: Just as good as any other food. None is better than another. It is the combined effect of the diet that counts. Eat a well balanced and nutritious diet. Use potatoes in a way that fits with everything else.

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