Sweet potato and hypothyroidism

Researchers have also found that a diet rich in whole grains and legumes may help treat hypothyroidism.

For example, a study published in the journal Nutrition and Diabetes looked at the effects of a low-carb diet and a hypothyroidism diet on the metabolic function of patients with hypothyroidism.

The researchers found that the low-carb diet was associated with reduced fasting glucose, insulin, and HOMA-IR levels, which can be an indicator of better metabolic function.

Potatoes and thyroid function

In one small study, researchers found that people who ate a diet rich in potatoes had lower TSH levels. However, this study was small and only focused on rats.

A 2018 review of studies found that people with hypothyroidism who ate more potatoes had lower TSH levels.

The researchers concluded that the hypothyroidism diet was associated with lower TSH and lower thyroid hormone levels.

Potatoes and weight loss

Some people believe that eating potatoes can help you lose weight.

One review of studies looked at the effects of potato consumption on weight loss in people with obesity.

The researchers found that eating potatoes was associated with a lower body mass index, body mass index percent, and waist circumference.

However, they did not find any associations between potato consumption and body mass index, body mass index percent, or waist circumference in people without obesity.

Potatoes and your liver

Some people believe that potatoes can help the liver function better. To help your liver function better, you should reduce your intake of salt, eat liver, and eat cruciferous vegetables.

A 2018 review of studies found that people who consumed more cruciferous vegetables had higher levels of glutathione, which is an antioxidant that protects the liver.

A 2017 study also found that an animal study had found that rats who consumed more of cruciferous vegetables had increased levels of glutathione.

Potatoes and cholesterol

Some people believe that potatoes may help lower their cholesterol. However, there is little evidence to support this.

For example, one review of studies looked at the effects of potato consumption on cholesterol levels in people with high cholesterol.

The researchers found that potato consumption was associated with higher total cholesterol, LDL, and HDL levels, but not with high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels.

Potatoes and blood pressure

Some people believe potatoes can help lower their blood pressure. However, there is little evidence to support this.

One study found that eating more potatoes was associated with lower systolic blood pressure, but not lower diastolic blood pressure.

Potatoes and kidney health

The potassium in potatoes may help improve kidney function.

A study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology found that people who consumed a potato-based diet had lower levels of uric acid.

This is a waste product in the body that can damage the kidneys.

However, it is possible that potatoes have a similar effect on blood pressure, but this study was small and only looked at the effect of potatoes on uric acid levels.

Potatoes and weight gain

Some people argue that eating potatoes can help keep you fuller longer, making it easier to lose weight.

One small study looked at the long-term effects of potato consumption on weight maintenance.

The researchers found no association between potato consumption and weight maintenance among participants in the study.

However, this study only looked at the effects of potato consumption in adults with normal weight.

Potatoes and heart disease

A 2017 study looked at the effect of potato consumption on heart health in people with high cholesterol. The researchers found no association between potato consumption and risk of heart disease.

Potatoes and diabetes

Potatoes may help to reduce blood sugar levels.

A study published in the Journal of Nutrition looked at the effects of potato consumption on plasma glucose and insulin levels in people with diabetes.

The researchers concluded that people who consumed potatoes had lower plasma glucose and insulin levels.

Potatoes and skin cancer

People believe that potatoes can help prevent skin cancer.

A small study looked at the effect of potato consumption on skin cancer in people with high cholesterol. The researchers concluded that people who consumed potatoes had reduced risk of skin cancer.

However, this study only looked at the effect of potato consumption in people with high cholesterol. It is not known if the same results would hold for people without high cholesterol.

Potatoes and cancer

Potatoes contain a compound called betel containing a substance called catechol.

A study from 2016 found that consuming betel and catechol-containing foods, such as betel leaves, was associated with a reduced risk of lung cancer.

A separate study from 2016 found that consuming betel containing foods was associated with a reduced risk of oral cancer.

Potatoes and other cancers

There is no evidence to suggest that potatoes are beneficial in the treatment or prevention of cancer.

Potatoes and pregnancy

A 2015 study looked at the effects of potato consumption on pregnancy outcomes in women.

The researchers concluded that eating potatoes during pregnancy was associated with reduced risk of pregnancy complications, such as gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and cesarean delivery.

Potatoes and heart health

Potatoes contain potassium, which can help lower blood pressure.

A study from 2016 found that women who consumed potatoes had lower blood pressure than those who consumed other potassium-rich foods.

Potatoes and weight management

Some people argue that potato consumption is effective at reducing weight.

A 2014 review of studies looked at the effects of potato consumption on weight management. The researchers concluded that potato consumption was associated with lower body mass index, waist circumference, and body mass index percent.

Potatoes and hair loss

There is some evidence that potatoes may help prevent hair loss.

A study from 2016 found that participants who consumed potatoes had less hair loss than those who consumed other foods.

Summary

Potatoes contain many nutrients, including potassium, dietary fiber, and antioxidants.

When consumed in moderation, potatoes do not have any health benefits. However, when consumed in excess, potatoes can lead to reduced cholesterol, weight loss, improved blood sugar and insulin levels, and reduced risk of heart disease.

If you are concerned about your health, talk to your doctor or dietitian about the best ways to increase your intake of potatoes.

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