What Is So Wrong With Mashed Potato ???
Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community I keep reading that boiled potato, new potato and jacket potato is ok in moderation but mashed potato seems to be a big no and i would like someone to explain why this is so ? After all mashed potato is just boiled potato with a bit of milk and butter right ??? The more you break a food down, the easier and quicker your body can process the carbs from ot so you get a "spike" in BG levels. Similarly, if you ate and orange, you would not get such a large rise in levels as if you'd juiced it. So, all carbs in moderation and the way they are processed affect how your body reacts. New potato is ok for me as a small portion but jacket potato spikes me the same way as mashed does probably a more starchy type but could be the length of time cooked to release the starch ? What 'Paul-1976' says is quite right. the more processed the Potato is, the easier the human body can break the strch structure down within the gut and hence give rise to rapid increases in B/G levels. For this reason the instant mashed potato should be restricted or avoided if possible. Adding Fat in th Continue reading >>