Potato is an excellent source of carbohydrates. These are the major source of power for the brain and the nervous system as well as the primary source of energy during intense and less intense activities. The carbohydrates provides a moderate effect of protein which helps athletes to maintain their level of muscles they have developed. 

Otherwise, we hear a lot about diet low in carbohydrate with the reduction or the abolition of food like bread, pasta or potato. But what is it exactly? When you limit your consommation of carbohydrates, you put your body in a state of abnormal metabolic. This state leads sometimes side effects like dehydration, nausea and fatigue, deficiency invitamine C, calcium loss, inflammation of the colon and augmentation of cancer risk.

Potato is one of the most nutritious vegetables. This is what gives a medium potato unpeeled, by portion of 173g :

Energy 160 cal/460 kj
Protein

4 g

Fat content 0 g
Carbohydrates 37 g
Dietary fibers  4 g
Sodium 15 mg
Potassium 930 mg

 

 

 

 

In addition, it provides, always by portion of 173 g, a lot of various nutrients:

Nutrients Daily Value
Vitamine C 30 %
Vitamine B1 8 %
Niacin 15 %
Vitamine B6 30 %
Folate 20 %
Pantothenate 10 %
Phosphorus 10 %
Magnesium 20 %
Iron 15 %

 

 

To learn more about the benefits of potato, visit the site: www.epatantepatate.ca, the official website of potatoes in Quebec.