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8 surprising health benefits of the Potato - stop dissing the spud!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Instead of going to sleep early, i just read a cool article today about potatoes - I had no idea all of these health benefits of potatos! And so funny, as Chef Meg just shared her Potato Soup recipe a few days ago. Hmmm - what a neat coincidence!!

Check it out!

To be sure - we still need to watch the butters, creams, cheeses, oils that we use on a potato, but nice to know the potatos are healthier than just being a "carrier" for the high fat yummies like butter and sour cream (and hey, okay to work it in as a treat in your dietary plan but try low-far yogurt etc instead of sour cream.).

But no wonder potatoes are so good in the "chicken soup" and other comfort foods for the winter ills!! Yum !!!

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    I really hate what a bad reputation the potato gets, too. It's LOADED with potassium and fiber, and I did really well with weight loss eating lots of potatoes last summer/fall.

    Thanks for the link!

    I would love seeing what you did to your UR to fix it...I am thinking of getting a rebounder, but I get so overly confused with all the info..... ack!

    Anyway, GO YOU!!!!
    2325 days ago
    I feel bad for the poor old spud. It has definitely gotten a bad rap. I like to say,"it's not the carbs that make people fat. It's the crap!" I remember reading an article a long time ago that said the most popular "vegetable" Americans eat were French Fries ! Now, how scary is that ??

    Ever since Thanksgiving, I've been eating sweet potatoes. Love their nutrient dense starchy goodness. yum.

    Ultimately, it wasn't the spud that packed pounds on people, it was the out of control portion sizes. Good article !

    2341 days ago
    Finally, someone else who can advocate for the potato! My favorite root gets such a bad rap. :-D
    2341 days ago
  • MJ7DM33
    2341 days ago
    I do enjoy potatoes--as you said you just need to watch what goes on them!
    2341 days ago
    I love potatoes. I love yams a LOT. and I LOVE SALMON:-)

    ok....I just like food. but not fast food *yuck!**** I love to cook and eat at home:-)

    Thx for sharing!
    2341 days ago
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