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Are potatoes good for a low calorie diet?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: It's all relative.

For very low calorie diets, potatoes are relatively high calorie [1 cup of diced potato is 55 calories] compared to 1 serving of turnips or even better deal cooked radishes/daikon.
But potatoes are a good deal compared to 1/2 cup of white rice [120 calories], 1 cup of noodles, bread or bagels. So it depends on how low you're trying to go.

In brief: It's all relative.

For very low calorie diets, potatoes are relatively high calorie [1 cup of diced potato is 55 calories] compared to 1 serving of turnips or even better deal cooked radishes/daikon.
But potatoes are a good deal compared to 1/2 cup of white rice [120 calories], 1 cup of noodles, bread or bagels. So it depends on how low you're trying to go.
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Mircea Petrina
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

I believe they are not as bad as thought before.
Eat them with the skin and some fats such as oil or margarine in limited quantities.

In brief: Yes

I believe they are not as bad as thought before.
Eat them with the skin and some fats such as oil or margarine in limited quantities.
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Thank
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