and cabbage can help reduce the risk of developing stomach cancer, indicates a
new study conducted by scientists at Zhejiang University in China.
amazing health benefits, potatoes have earned a bad reputation because of how
they are topped, prepared and cooked. One of the classic examples is a packaged
food brand of potato chips (there are many food brands), which contain more
calories, fat, and sodium. However, this study confirms eating potatoes is
‘People who consume a large amount of white vegetables like potatoes, cabbage are a third less likely to develop stomach cancer than those who did not consume them.’
reveals that people who consume a lot of white
vegetables, such as cauliflower and onions, are a third less likely to develop
than those who did not consume them.
But the risk was raised by beers, spirits, preserved food, and salt.
is the fifth most common cancer worldwide. Stomach cancer is more common in men
than in women. About 95% of gastric cancers occur in people aged over 55 years,
and the cancer risk rises steeply from the age of 60. According to the World
Health Organization (WHO), a total of 952,000 cases diagnosed in 2012. It
represented about 8.5% of cancer cases in men, making it the fourth most common
cancer in men in the same year. As many as 700,000 deaths due to stomach
recorded on 2012, which was a slight decrease from 774,000 in 1990. Stomach
cancer was the third leading cause of cancer death in 1990.
scientists used 76 previous studies of diet and stomach cancer that have
involved 6.3 million people and analyzed 33,000 deaths from the cancer.
that consumption of 100g of fruit daily reduces the risk of developing stomach
cancer by 5% and the stomach cancer risk was decreased by about 8% for every
50mg of vitamin C
. A couple of potatoes offers 50mg of vitamin C.
decreasing incidence of gastric cancer in developed countries may be partly the
results of increased use of refrigeration, availability of fresh fruit and
vegetables, and decreased reliance on salted or preserved foods. Both fruit and
white vegetables are rich sources of vitamin C, which showed a significant
protective effect against gastric cancer by our analysis," authors wrote.
noted that the intake of salt
increased the risk of developing
stomach cancer by 12 percent.
we found concordant positive associations between high-salt
and gastric cancer risk. In addition, a strong effect of alcohol consumption
particularly beer and liquor but not wine, on gastric cancer risk was observed
compared with nondrinkers.
provides comprehensive and strong evidence that there are a number of
protective and risk factors for gastric cancer in diet," they added.
The study may
have significant public health implications concerning prevention of stomach or
gastric cancer and may help design clinical trials of future cohort studies.
a Healthy Weight Gain
Weight gain is
seen as a bad thing! It is the fact that obesity
big public health problem in the world today. However, there are some
individuals who need to gain weight for a variety of reasons. If you want a
, then potato is one of the best
foods you can add to your diet. Most people instantly cut potatoes from their
diet when they are trying to lose weight. More than just weight gain benefits,
potatoes are also rich in fiber and vitamin C.
You can Eat
Potatoes and Still Get Slim!
A study recently
published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition states that
potatoes aren't necessarily bad for the waistline. Researchers claim that it
could actually help us lose weight. The study found that individuals who
included potatoes in their diet plans all lost weight - as long as they
controlled their overall calorie intake
said that there is no proof that potatoes lead to weight gain if they are
prepared in a healthy manner. They studied the role of lowering calories and
affected weight loss when potatoes are included in the diet
plan. The GI is a scale of zero to 100 representing how
quickly glucose is pumped into the bloodstream after consuming carbohydrates.
Potato Chips Unhealthy?
Potato chips are
calorie-dense because of the fat they are cooked in. Let's imagine you normally
eat 2000 calories per day. If you eat 500 calories of chips, you will get 25%
of your daily calorie. This doesn't mean you get 25% of your required vitamins,
minerals, fiber, and protein. That's the problem; it's why fat is sometimes
called unhealthy - they don't give you space for the other nutrients you need
Potato chips are also rich in
salt which can increase the risk of stomach cancer. Therefore, it is best to
consume boiled potatoes than the fried ones. However, if you
really love potato chips, eating them in moderation is perfectly fine. Have
them in combination with other more healthy choices.
Health Benefits of Potato
potatoes have very little sodium, unlike processed potato products like french
fries and potato chips. The root vegetable contains a compound called
alpha-lipoic acid, which helps the body to convert glucose into energy.
iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium and zinc. All these elements contribute
to the building and maintaining of bone structure and strength.
low sodium intake is important to maintain a healthy blood pressure
. But, increasing potassium
intake may be just as important because of its vasodilation benefits - the
dilatation of blood vessels, which reduces blood pressure.
vitamin C and vitamin B-6 content, fiber and potassium, coupled with its low
cholesterol quality, all support heart health. In a research, individuals who
consumed 4069 mg of potassium per day had a 49% reduced risk of death from
ischemic heart disease compared to those who consumed less potassium.
Choline is a
very important nutrient in potatoes. Choline aids in the transmission of nerve
impulses, assists in the absorption of fat, This reduces chronic inflammation.
Potatoes are a
great source of vitamin
: The vitamin plays a crucial role in energy metabolism by
breaking down proteins and carbohydrates into glucose and amino acids.