Why are so many people concerned about eating potatoes? I think potatoes have been given a bad rap.
Let’s explore a few potato recipes and fun nutrition facts.
Potatoes are very low in calories, have virtually no fat or sodium, are cholesterol free and a versatile whole food. Take a look at how nutritious and healthy they are.
Potatoes have more potassium than a banana. Why is potassium an important nutrient? Because it is a mineral that is part of every bodily cell, helps regulate fluids and maintain normal blood pressure, is vital for transmitting nerve impulses, and helps muscles contract.
They are also a great source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that stabilizes free radicals, helps prevent cellular damage, aids in collagen production, and assists with iron absorption.
One medium potato with the skin contributes 2 grams of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber helps to make you feel full longer, may help lower blood cholesterol and soaks up water as it passes through your system, which helps bulk up your stool and guard against constipation and diarrhea.
Also they might help you manage stress and calm down. A potato is rich with tryptophan, an amino acid with natural sedative properties that helps calm your nerves.
Now that you know just a few fun facts about potatoes, why not serve them tonight with one of the recipes below?
Italian Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Potatoes (I suggest you don’t peel the potatoes as you want all the nutrients from the skin).
That’s it for today. Thank you so much for inviting me into your day!
P.S. What do you call a baby potato? A small fry!