Low GI Mashed Potatoes! and the Resistant Starch Content of Foods

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Yesterday we saw that beans are low GI and why (resistant starch), and how they even have a "second meal effect" into the following day where BG spikes are significantly blunted in subsequent, non-bean, high GI meals. Potatoes are high GI, typically causing significant spikes in blood glucose—not the best choice for diabetics. But is there a way to prepare, say, mashed potatoes in a way that would not only make them significantly lower GI, but creating a second meal effect as well?

OK, so per Tatertot Tim, here's a list of the resistant starch content of various foods (he hasn't thoroughly verified some of these but believes it to be largely accurate).


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Richard Nikoley

I started writing Free The Animal in late 2003 as just a little thing to try. 20 years later, turns out I've written over 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from diet, health, lifestyle...to philosophy, politics, social antagonism, adventure travel, expat living, location and time independent—while you sleep— income by geoarbitrage, and food pics. I intended to travel the world "homeless," but the Covidiocy Panicdemic squashed that. I became an American expat living in Thailand. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. ... I leave the toilet seat up. Read More

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