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News tag: potatoes


Low carb diets may deplete body’s nutrients

26 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 1 comment
Low carb diets have the reputation of effective tools for weight loss, but both dieticians and nutritionists send a warning message that this strategy could result in reduced fibre intake, which may help development of additional health problems. With the average fiber intake already low on average, a low carb…


Compound in potatoes may reduce obesity

11 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 1 comment
Common wisdom tells us loving potatoes too much results in a bulging waistline, but researchers now say this vegetable can actually lose a few pounds, as "the miracle ingredient to fight obesity.” An extract from Irish potatoes, which are rich in polyphenols, has been linked to reducing weight in a…

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Reheated pasta turns healthier, absorbed as fiber

20 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 1 comment
Pasta is healthier than the original meal after reheating it, a new test shows. The test doctors performed on pasta concluded that after cooking and cooling it, pasta turns into “resistant starch” when reheated, and blood glucose rose only by 50 percent. While pasta and potatoes are delicious, they are…