Had this discussion the other day-
Sweet potatoes or white potatoes- which one is better? 🥔🍠🥔🍠
I believe this is all fueled by misinformation, and carbohydrate phobias. I have shared information about the ‘carb phobia’ that seems to come up in diet conversations. 🤷🏽♀️🤷🏻♂️
Back to potatoes, both white 🥔 and 🍠 sweet potatoes, provide a good dose of nutrients. They are BOTH nutritious, and healthy!
✔️ Both white and sweet potatoes, originated in Central and South America and now, they can be found being consumed throughout the world.
✔️ Another random piece of information about the potato is both potatoes come in a variety of colors from white to orange to purple.
Potatoes are enlarged roots or stems that plants use to store nutrients. This is what makes them a good source of energy — 👍👍👍👍
✅ Here is a fact-
Partially due to their carbohydrate content, potatoes and sweet potatoes are highly satiating foods!
Meat and potatoes-.There is a reason that “meat and potatoes”are used to describe a satisfying meal…. You eat them, they “stick to your ribs”, and you feel full for a long time.
✅ Another fact-
In 2010, Chris Voigt, the executive director of the Washington State Potato Commission, tried a crazy experiment: 2 months of eating only potatoes.
At first, he ate only when he felt hungry, and lost 12 lb in 3 weeks. To get enough calories, he then increased his intake to 20 potatoes a day… and he said he’d never felt so stuffed.
Despite apparently meeting his calorie needs, Voigt lost 9 more pounds throughout the rest of the experiment. Not only that, his blood measures (such as cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood glucose) improved.
You don’t have to go on a potato diet to lose weight, I just stuck this fact in here to tell you that you CAN eat potatoes and still lose weight.
🥔 🍠Eat real whole potatoes, minimally processed. They are both nutrient-dense, and contain vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients.
If you eat a regular potato or a sweet potato, it’s still better than potato chips!!! ✅😜