A number of studies have confirmed that fried French fries and potato chips are not good for health. This also makes the potato bear the nickname of “unhealthy food”. However, according to the British “Daily Mail” reported on September 1, a new study by Scranton University in the United States found that as long as the cooking method is right, potatoes are actually good for heart health, can lower high blood pressure, and will not lead to obesity.
Lona Thornton, a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association and an associate professor of nutrition at the University of Texas, said that from a nutritional point of view, potatoes are low in fat, low in calories, and nutrient-rich, and are rich in antioxidants. Potatoes are also an excellent source of food for trace elements potassium, so eating potatoes often helps control blood pressure and is good for heart health. It is best to cook or bake the skin. This method does not increase fat or calories, nor does it destroy the healthy nutrients in the potatoes.