Are potatoes good for the heart?

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asked Dec 1, 2022 in Other-Food Drink by Ixchel (1,270 points)
Are potatoes good for the heart?

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answered Dec 2, 2022 by BeckyBee (15,610 points)
Potatoes are good for the heart as long as they are baked, steamed or mashed and not deep fried or loaded with other unhealthy toppings.

Potatoes are high in potassium which helps to lower your blood pressure and also loaded with fiber that can help lower your risk of heart disease.

Potatoes do not raise your cholesterol.

Potatoes are actually good for maintaining your cholesterol levels and if you suffer high cholesterol eating potatoes can also help you lower your cholesterol levels.

So you can safely eat potatoes when you have high cholesterol levels.

Eggs do raise your cholesterol levels if you eat too many eggs.

Too many eggs can raise your cholesterol levels although eating eggs in moderation should not raise your cholesterol levels.

Eggs can give you high cholesterol if you eat too many of them although they don't raise your cholesterol as much as some other foods do.

Eggs do have a higher amount of cholesterol, which is often perceived to be more of a concern than it actually is for most individuals, but for those who currently have heart disease or are at a higher risk of heart disease, 4 eggs per day is too much.

Eating eggs everyday is okay as long as you don't have high cholesterol.

Eating too many eggs or eggs everyday with high cholesterol could increase your cholesterol levels.

However if you're overall healthy then eating a few eggs everyday is perfectly fine.

You can eat leftover eggs as long as the leftover eggs have been refrigerated and not left out longer than a few hours.

if the eggs have been left out longer than a few hours then they could contain bacteria and should be discarded.

However if the leftover eggs have been only left out for a few hours then they are safe to eat.

If the leftover eggs have been refrigerated then they also are safe to eat.

As long as the leftover eggs have no mold or bad smell to them they are okay to eat.

Cooked eggs and egg dishes can be safely consumed as leftovers if they're initially cooked thoroughly, stored properly, and reheated to an adequate temperature to kill germs and prevent foodborne illness.

Different reheating methods work best for certain types of cooked eggs and egg dishes.

Refrigerated scrambled eggs are safe to eat for up to four days after cooking, but after that you should toss them out.

Also, make sure your leftover scrambled eggs are in the body of the fridge, not in the door shelves, as this may cause them to spoil faster.

You can safely reheat egg dishes in the microwave when it is time to serve.

The exception is boiled eggs, if you reheat boiled eggs in the microwave there is a high risk of the egg exploding if you don't use a hot water bath.

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