Potatoes… A Great Source of Energy!

PotatoPotatoes… A Great Source of Energy!

You don’t know how many times that I’ve heard that potatoes are not good for you, that you shouldn’t eat them, and that they’ll make you fat, but I’m here to tell you they are a great source of complex carbohydrates and will only make you fat if you prepare them incorrectly and put the wrong toppings on them.

Frying potatoes or any food, for that matter, is one of the worst ways to prepare them. Also topping your healthy potato with butter, sour cream, cheese, or bacon bits are really the things that make you fat, not the potato itself. If prepared correctly and with the right toppings, potatoes are a great energy source to add to your diet. They can help you to push harder during your exercise routines helping you to burn more calories and lose more weight.

Potatoes are a very nutritious vegetable with great health benefits. They are very high in vitamin C. One medium potato contains 45% of the vitamin C that is commended for good health. Potatoes are also high in fiber and contain more potassium than a banana.

Potatoes are naturally low in calories and contain no fat, sodium, or cholesterol. The skins of the potatoes supply a beneficial dose of fiber, iron, potassium, calcium, zinc, phosphorus, and several B vitamins.

You can cook potatoes in a variety of ways like boiling them, baking them, steaming them, roasting them, microwaving them, mashing them, and even making them into french fries… all in a healthy way, of course!

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