Does potato increase belly fat?
Yes, eating potatoes causes belly fat.
Potatoes contains starch, and starch is basically carbohydrate. And foods that have carbohydrate in them, are sometimes difficult for our body to digest, it produces gas, and causes bloating. And, due to excessive gas and bloating, we get fat around the belly, and eventually gain weight as well.
Generally speaking, when you are eating more calories than your body requires, the excess calories are deposited as fats. Interestingly, the fats are deposited on the belly area. Therefore, when you see fat man or woman, you are likely to see a big belly. The reason for big belly is not related to any specific food including potato. It is a result of taking more calories than your body requires.
Potatoes just like that cannot increase your belly fat. Yes, potatoes contain carbohydrates and carbohydrates supply the bulk of energy the body needs for metabolism. However, excess carbs can turn into fat. So if you eat way more potatoes than your body can handle, and it gives you more calories than you burn, you are likely to add that belly fat.