Don’t fear the potato!

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 — 👍👍👍👍

 

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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.

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🥔 🍠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!!! ✅😜

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Cheryl

Im Cheryl- Im very passionate about Exercise + Nutrition + Health = Wellness!!! Anything and all things that fall under the umbrella of fitness. I have a degree in Exercise Science, and have been living it, studying and having fun with it!!!

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