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Oct 10, 2021

In this episode, I'm going to be talking specifically about the white potato. I go over their health benefits and debunk a few myths to hopefully make you feel better about including them into your diet.


[3:07] What are potatoes

[7:43] Nutrients found in potatoes

[9:30] Health benefits of potatoes

[12:28] How much should we eat and how much is a serving

[13:16] Ways to incorporate potatoes into your meals

[16:11] Interesting facts about potatoes

[21:22] Glycemic index of potatoes

[28:44] Satiety of potatoes (A Satiety Index of common foods, Holt et al., 1995)

[32:30] Comparing potatoes to other carbohydrate-rich foods (Subjective Satiety Following Meals Incorporating Rice, Pasta and Potato, Zhang et al., 2018)

[34:14] Glycemic index of white vegetables may be misleading (White vegetables: glycemia and satiety, Anderson et al., 2013)

[36:06] Boiled potatoes are more satisfying than french fries (Glycaemic and satiating properties of potato products, Leeman et al., 2007)


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Glycemic index David Jenkins (Watch the full interview here:

[2:40] those who…

[3:14] I think there’s been a lot of confusion 

[3:50] fat delays gastric emptying - higher calorie 

[4:15] I don’t think glycemic index is more than just one indicator…one of the many characteristics

[5:45] eating a more plant-based diet 

[6:45] we need to go back to the plant foods that we’ve neglected 



Subjective Satiety Following Meals Incorporating Rice, Pasta and Potato

Zhang et al., 2018


Glycaemic and satiating properties of potato products

Leeman et al., 2007


White vegetables: glycemia and satiety

Anderson et al., 2013


A Satiety Index of common foods

Holt et al., 1995




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