Potato: Friend or Foe?
We live in Idaho and home to the best potatoes in the world. We have the potato bowl, the giant potato truck and our license plates proudly state 'Famous Potatoes.' However, some nutritionist believe the potato is not good for you and should be avoided as much as possible. So what's the answer to the age old question are potatoes a healthy food that you should eat regularly? Consumer Reports recently published an article that answers that question. Potatoes are high in potassium, fiber, and other much needed nutrients.
The doctors interviewed stressed that it's not the potatoes that give the spud the bad rap, but the seemingly endless amounts of toppings most Americans place on them.
The more items you add to your potato, the less nutritional value it will bring to your diet. We've covered the baked potato. What about fried potatoes and sweet potatoes? Eating french fries can increase your risk for high blood pressure according to a Harvard Study in the Consumer Reports article.
Sweet Potatoes are lower in calories and can have up to five times your daily requirements of Vitamin A. If you're looking for more info on your favorite spud, click here.