If you are still shaking with fear at the word "potato", we hasten to console you. This root vegetable will not at all become an obstacle to your wonderful figure, on the contrary: according to the latest research, it will help maintain muscle mass!
It seems that weight loss is the area that is more shrouded in myths and the most contradictory information than others. Some experts recommend excluding dairy products, others - gluten, others - both, and the number of all kinds of diets can confuse the head of any person who wants to lose weight. In such a situation, it is not surprising that losing weight sometimes turns into a life-long marathon.
Among those who want to find a dream figure, there are also lists of prohibited foods. It usually contains all flour, everything that contains sugar, as well as many starchy vegetables, such as potatoes and beets.
If you also excluded potatoes from your diet (and few people dislike this wonderful root vegetable - you cannot refuse young potatoes with dill!), You will be interested to know about the results of a new study, the results of which were published in the journal Nutrients in April 2020. It turns out that the protein in potatoes will help maintain muscle mass!
The study was conducted at Canadian State Research McMaster University. It was attended by women aged 20 to 24, who were divided into two groups. One of them received a potato protein supplement in addition to the usual amount of protein in the diet, the other received only the recommended amount of protein per day from familiar sources.
Two weeks later, it turned out that those who ate potato protein had higher muscle protein synthesis! Of course, you won't be able to build muscle mass on dishes with potatoes, but the value of potatoes should be taken into account by those who limit animal protein in their diet, as well as those who care about health. The more varied our diet, the more opportunities the body has to get a wide variety of energy sources and keep the body in good shape.