Nutritional science is all over the map when it comes to the health value of potatoes, and that’s what makes many people choose to avoid them. Though potatoes do contain a beneficial mix of vitamins and minerals, including potassium, magnesium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C, they are high on the glycemic index (meaning they will spike your blood sugar).
The way potatoes are prepared can also make a huge difference in their healthfulness. One way will provide the vital fiber that helps stave off high cholesterol, diabetes, and cancer.
Another way provides a direct line to an early death. That’s a difficult line to walk just to enjoy a potato, especially considering that many other forms of fresh produce also offer vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
So that you may make an informed choice, here are several facts that might make you decide never to eat a potato again. Points #3 and #6 are especially horrifying.