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No Root Vegetables(Jamikand Tyag)

No Root Vegetables(Jamikand Tyag)

In this week challenge you must not eat root vegetables . Potatoes are high in the type of carbohydrate that the body digests rapidly, causing blood sugar and insulin to surge and then dip (in scientific terms, they have a high glycemic load). Long-term study found that high potato and French fry intakes were linked to a greater risk of diabetes in women, and that replacing potatoes with whole grains could lower diabetes risk.

No to Potatoes

Potatoes do contain important nutrients—vitamin C, potassium, and vitamin B6, to name a few. But the potato is not the only source of these nutrients, nor is it the best:

  1. Broccoli, for example, has nearly nine times as much vitamin C as a potato.

  2. White beans have about double the potassium.

What to eat instead of potatoes?

  1. Whole grains are an excellent choice, especially minimally processed grains such as brown rice and quinoa.

  2. Beans can also stand in as a “starchy” side dish; they are high in fiber and protein, and cause less of a spike in blood sugar than processed grains.
  3. If you’re looking for that mashed-potato texture, try this recipe that uses cauliflower instead.

Suggested Reading:

About Root Vegetables - Learn more here.

3 Reasons to Avoid Potatoes - Learn more here.

This challenge was closed on 5/9/2021

1  members have accepted this challenge.
1  members have completed this challenge.

Congratulations to these participants for completing the challenge. 
Hemant v. V Gandhi 

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