Does Potatoes Increase Cholesterol?


Asked by unknown

Does Potatoes Increase Cholesterol?


Hi unknown,

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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Answered by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN