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Why Potatoes Are Good for You
The Underrated Benefits of Spuds
10/28/2013 1:45:54 PM
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.
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.
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!
11/28/2012 7:08:14 PM
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.
Excellent article! We live in NC where a lot of sweet potatoes are grown. Last week we went to the farmer and bought 3 bushels of sweet potatoes. They are so good when we get them in the fall. We will take some to OH and PA to share with friends and relatives and remainder will go to FL where we share with friends who love them. I cook up a whole big baking sheet, slip off skins, freeze, and they are ready to use when wanted. (I oil skins slightly and that makes them slip off easily. Sometimes wrap in alum foil. Try them with cinnamon and chopped pecans.
Well for those of you who can, enjoy. Potatoes are something I will never eat again. They like most carbohydrates can make me gain huge amounts of weight by the next day. BUT of course I have digestion that has been damaged by 22 yrs of insomnia which I am working on repairing. Personally I will go for nutrient dense carbs for the rest of my life.
10/4/2012 10:09:29 AM
Potatoes , love them. I have always commented that when I die , I want to go to potato heaven, They do spike my glucose , but I still eat them. Good to know that are not our enemy.
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