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Why Potatoes Are Good for You

The Underrated Benefits of Spuds


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  • Now I see, article is from 2012. Currently, it's been re-posted by SP in late 2017.
  • What year is this article from? Is Sparkpeople not familiar with safe, real food issues like pesticides and GMOs? Is the word "organic" even used in this piece? It's such a basic issue. And low-carb eating is not a "lingering 90s' fad." This article's references are all of TWO items, one of which has something to do with a "Potato Board." That would be a commercial growers group, yes? Thanks.
  • When my son was diagnosed with hypoglycaemia I was watching a webinar by the diabetes association of Canada. There was a study done on the gi index of red potatoes that showed if you cooled them they actually don’t cause a big spike in sugar levels. So they were recommending potato salad as long as you don’t fill it with all sorts of crap.
  • One of my favorite snacks is a baked potato - add a bit of butter and grated cheese!
  • Great info..thanks
  • helpful information in this article. Thanks!
  • 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.

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