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Sweet potatoes are very good for you, and they'll often satisfy a sweet tooth.
Personally, I don't like them unless they're plain, which is great, but many people can't eat them without brown sugar and/or butter, so be careful that you don't fall into that trap.
When eating potatoes the thing to remember is to also eat the fiberous skin on the outside. But be sure to scrub them really well before you cook them and buy organic when possible because of all the pesticides they have to use. I found this article very informative and full of information I was unaware of.
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I love sweet potatoes and eat them all the time fall, winter and spring. In the summer I love to eat baby white or red potatoes. I don't eat a lot of white potatoes at all, but as my three boys get older, I think they'll make a cheap stomach filler.
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Potatoes are high on the satiety index, and that is good. I just learned about the satiety index this year, so just google it to find out more.
White potatoes are high on the glycemic index; I have been trying to work more with sweet potatoes since they they are lower on the glycemic index. The glycemic index provides a comparison to tell how fast a food is broken down for its glucose in relation to sugar. Glucose is 100 and other foods are rated in comparison to it.
Overall, potatoes are a good food. Most people add a bunch of high fat, salty and meaty ingredients to them that decreases their use as a healthy food. The real focus needs to be on using potatoes in a healthy manner.
Are they bad for you? Are they wasted calories?
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