Since potatoes are a simple carbohydrate and affect blood sugar they can impact triglycerides, which in turn could raise total cholesterol. Potatoes are a perfectly good vegetable, but a lot people go overboard, so watch the amount and be sure to eat them in a meal that contains protein to regulate the blood sugar spike.
You can learn more about triglycerides in this post: Triglycerides: Why they matter and how to lower them.
All the best,
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
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