Boiled potatoes are healthier than fried food because of lower cholesterol content. Boiled potatoes have a glycemic index (GI) was higher and quicker trigger hunger than French fries. Although quick to make hungry than fried potatoes, boiled potatoes stay healthier.
Sooner or absence of hunger appeared determined by the glycemic index (GI) of carbohydrate consumed during the first meal (first meal), for example at breakfast.
The higher the GI, the faster the food is processed in the body so more quickly lead to feel hungry. Instead of food with low GI can maintain satiety for longer digested slowly.
In addition to postpone hunger, metabolism is longer is also good for the body because of blood sugar (glucose), blood becomes more stable until it was time for lunch (second meal).
Besides influenced by the type of food, cooking methods also determine the value of IG. A nutrition expert from the IPB, Prof Dr Ir Made Astawan, MS said that the boiling of foods especially those containing carbohydrates are even more increases the value of IG compared to frying or baking.
“For example, boiled potatoes, ripeness would be perfect so that the starch in it breaks and becomes easier to digest,” said Prof. Made in the presentation of research results “Second Meal Effect” Thursday (12/09/2010).
Effect of cooking methods are also provided by a practitioner of Healing Food, Rina Poerwandi. According to Rina, one of the best snacks menu before lunch was raw vegetables. In fiber or complex carbohydrates more difficult to digest so they can maintain satiety for longer.
“One of the best options for blunch (breakfast-lunch) is of vegetables, preferably raw. For example, salad, lettuce, and so on,” said Rina.
However, not always food with low GI can be called healthy. For example, French fries, despite having a lower GI than boiled potatoes and baked potatoes boiled potatoes but generally remained the most healthy.
“French fries did have a low GI, suitable to delay hunger. But there are no additional oil, salt, and so on. If most’ll actually cause hypertension,” said Prof. Madeleine.
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