Lose the Weight, Not the Potatoes
||New nutrition research shows that potatoes can be part of a weight loss regimen. This confirms what health professionals and nutrition experts have said for years: when it comes to weight loss, it is not about eliminating certain food or food groups, rather, it is reducing calories that count.
Research just released by the University of California, Davis and the National Center for Food Safety and Technology, Illinois Institute of Technology demonstrates that people can include potatoes in their diet and still lose weight. This research was presented at the Obesity Society’s 28th Annual Scientific Meeting October 8-12, 2010. The study sought to gain a better understanding of the role of potatoes and the glycemic index in weight loss, largely because some have questioned the inclusion of potatoes in a weight loss regimen due to the vegetable’s designation as a high glycemic index (HGI) food.
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