Do boiled potatoes cause weight gain?
Weight gain is the result of eating too much carbohydrate. When you eat a lot of carbohydrate, the body will convert it into glucose and use glucose as the energy. All the unused energy will be converted into fats and deposited in the abdominal area (in men) and hip (in women). Potato is very high with carbohydrate. If you are eating potatoes in moderation, you may not gain weight, however, if you are eating a lot of potatoes, it might prompt weight gain.
Potatoes are pure carbohydrates and too much of carbohydrate helps in gaining weight.
Boiled potatoes are much healthier than the cooked ones. They are rich source of vitamins, minerals, fibre and potassium, and are also low in fat and calories. If eaten correctly, boiled potatoes can be a boon for our health. An unpeeled boiled potato is very rich in vitamin B-complex and adds nutrients to our body. And adding cream, butter or cheese to boiled potato will aid in gaining weight as well.
Potatoes whether white or sweet contain carbohydrates but they aren’t purely carbohydrates. They also contain protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals elements like calcium and phosphorus. They are actually low in calories.
So if you eat only boiled potatoes in moderation or with healthy condiments like veggies, you have less to worry about in terms of weight gain.