Why #Pregnancy and #Potatoes Don’t Jive

potato-pregnancyAccording to a study, women who ate potatoes during pregnancy were more likely to develop gestational diabetes. The more often they ate potatoes, the greater their chance of developing diabetes. The wording makes it sound as if potato consumption correlates to diabetes but researchers are not confirming it. What they can say is that potatoes are high on the glycemic index and foods with a high GI are more likely to harm insulin-producing cells. The health of insulin-producing cells is vital to reducing the risk of diabetes.

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