Calories in Potato Chips

Potato chips

Potato chips – a thing that is enjoyed by children and adults alike with guilt and without second thought.

Though we all know that they are not the best snack choice, we tend to have a soft corner for crispy crunchy and salted potato chips. Being addictive, and loaded with fat and salt, can potato chips ever be a part of your diabetic diet?

But first…

Can potatoes be a part of a diabetes diet plan?

Yes. People with diabetes can have potatoes, but one should control the portion size. Though the glycemic index of potatoes is high (half-baked 85), and the carbs in a potato are easily converted into sugars, the method of preparation alters can alter diabetes control.

If prepared in the right manner, potatoes might not have an adverse effect on blood sugar control. Preparing it with fiber ingredients help is healthier when compared to frying.

However, many of us are not going to stop consuming salted potato chips having diabetes or not. Potato chips are certainly not good to be included in your diabetic diet, but you can indulge once in a while (small quantities) provided you get adequate exercise.

Calories in Potato Chips (100 gm.)

Calories 532 Kcal
Protein 6.39 gm.
Fat 33.98 gm.
Saturated Fat 3.4 gm.
Carbohydrates 53.83 gm.
Fiber 3.1 gm.
Sodium 527 mg.
Potassium 1196 mg.
Calcium 21 mg.
Iron 1.28 mg.
Zinc 1.09 mg.

Vitamins in Potato Chips (100 gm.)

Vitamin B2 0.09 mg.
Vitamin B6 0.53 mg.
Vitamin B9 29 μg.
Vitamin C 21.6 mg.