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Are Hash Browns Healthy : Know The Truth

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Hash browns can be quite healthy when prepared without oil or butter and with extra vegetables. It is actually ideal for weight loss. However, the specific recipe of hash browns includes large amounts of unhealthy vegetable, oils and salt.

Are Hash Browns Healthy For You? 

Are hash browns good for you? Does Hash Brown Patties Healthy? Are hash browns healthy to eat for breakfast? These are some of the common questions people ask, obviously from those who like to eat potatoes. Well, the answer is that whether something is healthy or not depends on the cooking process.

Potatoes are healthy and so are hash brown, if you cook them with less oil, salt and sugar. Potatoes are good sources of carbohydrates, vitamin B6, C and E, copper, manganese, phosphorus and pantothenic acid.(1)

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Hash Browns

Carbohydrates provide fuel to our body which helps to run many metabolic processes efficiently. Other nutrients such as vitamins and minerals are important to meet our body’s need for micronutrients as well as macronutrients.

It is also a good source of fiber and nutrients but if you cook them in too much oil they become very unhealthy due to high amount of saturated fat.

These are bad fats that raise blood cholesterol levels and cause many heart diseases. So whether or not hash browns are healthy depends on the amount of oil you use and the recipe.

Hash Brown Nutrition Facts.

The table shows the nutritional value of 100 g hash brown containing 326 calories.

Nutrient % Per 100gm
Total Fat 22g – 33%
Saturated fat4.9 g – 24%
Cholesterol 0mg – 0%
Sodium 518 mg – 21%
Potassium 356 mg – 10%
Total Carbohydrates 32g – 10%
Total Fiber 2.7 g – 10%
Sugar 0.2 g
Protein 2.6 g – 5%
Vitamin C 4%
Iron 3%
Vitamin B6 10%
Magnesium 4%
Vitamin B12 10%
Vitamin D 0%

Are Hash Browns Good For Weight Loss?

Are hash browns good for losing weight? Do hash browns good for muscle gain? Is the hash brown fattening? These are all questions that people ask about who is concerned about their health or who are on a mission to lose weight.

Well, there’s another question that people often ask: Can we eat hash browns every day? Yes, hash browns are healthy to lose weight and a lot of people eat hash browns every day and they have also lose weight but there are some conditions to eat hash browns for weight loss.

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Are Hash Browns Healthy To Eat For Breakfast?

They are probably not very unhealthy. After all, we need fats and carbs, and unpeeled potatoes are more nutritious, you get a lot of vitamins and minerals. The problem with hash browns is that they’re so delicious: the greasy fried potatoes of your dreams—you can eat a lot of them.

Bottom Line.

Hash browns are healthy, it may be consume in your daily diet. However, it is important to avoid unhealthy substances while preparing the food. Meanwhile it is also important to count your required calorie if you have any fat loss goal.

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Written by Nebadita - (M.sc in Nutrition)
Experienced in the field of nutrition, health, fitness, and more. She earned Master Degree from National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad and currently serving in the Eastern branch of ICMR. View author's certificates.

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