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Why Potatoes Are Good for You

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  • Very informative
    nice and informative keep sharing like this good luck
  • I love potatoes. Like all things in moderation is ok. I try to do low carb because eating starch, rice, potatoes, and noodles raises my sugar reading very high.
    I'm a major potato eater. I enjoy a small one for lunch a n d one for super. To keep them healthy I put vinegar, diced raw sweet onions, salt, and pepper on them....yumm.
  • That is so good to hear. I love potatoes! When I was a kid, my Mom use to tell me I was going to turn into a potato. I will just have to cook them in a healthier way.
  • Great article! I wish I could eat potato skins, since they're so healthy, but they make me very sick (along with popcorn).
  • I wish I could eat them but I seem to have an intolerance for all starches. The rule of "nothing white" when eating low-carb definitely applies for me. Potatoes, corn, white flour products, popcorn - all of it will leave me with very unpleasant gastric side effects if eaten. I love the stuff, but I've learned the hard way to stay away.
    I just discovered that i have been eating potatoes in an unhealthy way!! This article is real eye opener on how to eat them. Thanxx for sharing this article. I'll surely try the recipes mentioned here.
  • I love potatoes. I will have a bake potatoe once a month. I love my sweet potatoes. I use potatoes I my string beans sometime.
  • As with everything, moderation is the key. Right now, I'm having corn on the cob as my dinner starch. Once that is out of season, I'll go back to a nice baked potato a couple times a week. I like them enough to be able to eat them just sprinkled with a little salt and pepper.
  • I recalled one time I found a huge potato (it was about 15 lbs if I recall correctly) at this microwave radio site I was working at (it was on farmland) and I took it home. Sadly it was the most disgusting thing I ever tasted!!
    I don't know why exactly but I had to throw it all out.
  • I don't mind potatoes but I find its still too easy to order fries when I go out instead of a healthier alternative. I was surprised that not once was it mentioned that you can eat them raw.
  • Interesting article. At my house, we occasionally have 1/2 baked potato with turkey gravy on it rather than butter, sour cream, etc. This makes a great side dish and it doesn't feel like it's missing anything!
    Actually for thousands of years in Africa homo sapiens mainly survived on tubers and berries. Yes, there was the occasional game but the main source of calories was from plants. Being omnivores we were able to branch out from Africa and displaced the Neanderthals and Homo Erectus. One of the reasons people avoid potatoes is because they have a high glycemic index. The thing is that even though the carbohydrates in potatoes have a high index there reallly aren't that many of them. Glycemic load was divised to give a more accurate prediction of how a food affects blood sugar. Potatoes have high glycemic index but usual servings have a reasonable glycemic load. A huge 1 lb potato has about 400 calories. To me a big old potato is a lot more filling than the same number of calories of anything else. I enjoy my baked potatoes dry with plenty of Vegit seasoning.
  • I find that a little goes a long way with potatoes. I used to eat 4-5 oz of potatoes, and that probably is not so good. I find I am satiated with only about two ounces, cut small. However, I find that those two ounces really help me psychologically into being satisfied that I have had a "full" meal.

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