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    Hi all - was just wondering; health wise really, does anyone know if it's not 'good' for you to eat too many potatoes? From a weight loss point of view i am OK with eating potatoes - but should you not eat too many?

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    There is a substance in potatoes known as solanine, which can be toxic in large quantities. In the kinds of potatoes you can buy in the shops, levels of solanine are very low, because the varieties are bred that way. You would have to eat several kilos of potatoes every day to come to any harm. HOWEVER, if potatoes start to turn green from exposure to light, the solanine levels rise considerably, and no-one should ever eat potatoes that have turned green.

    On the other hand, potatoes have many good qualities. The type of starch they contain is known as resistant starch and has similar benefits to fibre in the diet, including reducing cholesterol. They have lots of minerals and vitamins, and 100g of potatoes can have nearly one quarter of the daily requirement for Vitamins C and B6. They contain no fat and a small amount of protein.

    And they fill you up and taste good!!

    So no, as far as I can see there is nothing wrong with eating potatoes. And a lot that is good. Enjoy!!
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    I eat green potatoes, never done me any har...*glarrgh*
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    I have potatoes all the time as they are very filling x

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    I eat green potatoes, never done me any har...*glarrgh*

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    Goodness me I hope not. We get through 2 x 2.5kg bag a week not including sweet potato and jackets. I once read that your body can survive almost indefinitely on a diet of water, milk and potato so they must be pretty good!! Not sure I fancy testing the theory though!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BubblyLady4 View Post
    Hi all - was just wondering; health wise really, does anyone know if it's not 'good' for you to eat too many potatoes? From a weight loss point of view i am OK with eating potatoes - but should you not eat too many?

    Any ideas?!

    Thanks xXx
    really depends on how many you mean! I think as long as you are only eating until your full then its fine

    I only have potato 1-2 times a week as I don't really enjoy them! I'm more of a rice/ cous cous person.
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    I eat potatoes 4/5 times a week hope there isn't a too many option arghh!! X
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    The Irish potato famine happened for a reason!!

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    I find that eating potatoes the day or two before getting weighed in seems to affect my weight loss.
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