IN DE­FENCE OF THE HUM­BLE SPUD

Pota­toes of­ten get a roast­ing when you’re try­ing to lose weight, but HFG di­eti­tian Karissa Woolfe says it’s time to mash the myth!

Healthy Food Guide (Australia) - - NEWS -

Pota­toes of­ten get a roast­ing when you’re try­ing to lose weight. The time has now come to fi­nally mash the myth

For years, spuds have been seen as ‘fat­ten­ing’, but 94 per cent of nutri­tion ex­perts in a re­cent sur­vey rated jacket pota­toes as ‘healthy’. Pota­toes with their skins on pro­vide en­ergy, fi­bre and many es­sen­tial nu­tri­ents our bod­ies need. Why then do they con­tinue to get sin­gled out as be­ing less healthy for us than other veg­eta­bles?

the main dif­fer­ence: spuds are starchy, which is why low-carb diet ad­vo­cates lump them with pasta or rice. But de­mon­is­ing pota­toes is un­nec­es­sary, and only fuels an un­healthy re­la­tion­ship with food.

KNOW? DID YOU skin Leav­ing the you on will help for feel fuller longer

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