Potatoes... Good or Bad?
When it comes to healthy eating, it’s hard to know where potatoes fit in. Many people, nutrition experts included, think you should avoid them if you want to stay slim. They’re high on the glycemic index (GI), which means they’re digested quickly, so you may feel hungry shortly after eating them. But potatoes are rich in fiber, vitamin C, and potassium...and a medium spud has just 110 calories. Everyone agreed that potatoes are one of our favorite comfort foods...each of us eats 130 pounds of them per year! Fortunately, potatoes (fries and chips excluded; sorry) can make a satisfying snack or side dish. The trick is to eat them in moderation and prepare them in a healthy way. So think outside the box when it comes to those little spuds, as one of my foodies suggested sprinkle popcorn powder such as chipotle or white cheddar and spray butter!! Bottom line.....They are good for you!!
6/9/2011 02:51:44 am
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