9. You will gain a better understanding of the glycemic index
Many people have steered clear of potatoes due to their high rating on the glycemic index, which is a measure of the carbohydrate content of food. Foods that are high on the glycemic index tend to be digested more quickly and consequently raise blood sugar levels faster. But though potatoes have a high rating of 100 based on their carbohydrate content, they also contain fiber that helps to slow digestion. For comparison’s sake, a slice of chocolate cake has an index rating of 38, but no one would argue that it is a healthier choice.