Eat Your Potatoes

roasted potatoes

We’ve been told that we shouldn’t eat white potatoes because they are high in starch and to switch to sweet potatoes. I do eat sweet potatoes but I substitute white potatoes for organic red potatoes with the skin on and always pair them with a green vegetable. Sometimes I go with my gut and how I feel after eating certain foods instead of just adhering to the new food rules. Luckily, we can all rejoice because white (and red) potatoes can go back on the menu. “…white potatoes are nutrient dense and offer plenty of available vitamins and nutrients. Because of its orange color, sweet potatoes have higher Vitamin A availability. However, white potatoes contain more potassium and magnesium. Both types of potatoes are nearly equal in fiber, protein and Vitamins C and B6” (1). You can have your steak and potatoes again, just make sure to include a salad or veggies and you got yourself a delicious and healthy meal.

Source: Elizabeth Kovar. 6 Diet and Nutrition Myths Debunked Web. June 6, 2016. June 21, 2016.  https://www.acefitness.org/acefit/healthy-living-article/60/5981/6-diet-and-nutrition-myths-debunked?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ACE-Fit-Life-06-21-2016&utm_content=Consumer+Outreach&spMailingID=25794982&spUserID=NzU3NzY3NzcxNDgS1

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