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Can I Eat Potato Skins on a No-Carb Diet?

Q:

My doctor put me on a strict, no-carb diet. Is it okay to eat potato skins?

A:

Potato skins are a part of the whole potato. The good news is that nutrients thought to be concentrated only in the skins of potatoes are in truth almost equally distributed throughout the entire potato. On the flip side, if a person is on a strict, no-carb diet prescribed by their health professional, potato skins are not devoid of carbohydrates. Keep in mind, however, that the carbohydrates provided in potatoes are the ‘good’ carb, the complex carb that helps fuel our bodies and provide 7 of the 10 top nutrients that we need to live and thrive.

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