Nutrition Close-Up: Potatoes

Experts are split into two camps  when it comes to  potatoes.  The  pro-potato people  like that  it  has  some fiber, vitamin C and potassium.  They point out that potatoes are salt and fat free and a  4 ounce serving has only 100 calories.  Filling and bland, the pro-potato  people maintain that their bad rep  comes from the oil, butter, salt, cheese aand cream that are used prepare them.  Its these other ingredients and cooking techniques that  make potatoes such a bad actor.  This  means french fries, potato chips,  mashed with cream and butter, au gratin with cheese and my personal favorite the “fully loaded” baked potato.

The anti-potato  camp are concerned with potatoes’ high glycemic index.  In a scale of 1-100, potatoes are  about a 95.  Just about the only food higher … Continue Reading…