Spuds: Studs or Duds?

Healthy Potatoes for Clean Eating with Celebrity Trainer Heidi Powell https://heidipowell.net/4090

There were many questions about white potatoes after I posted a pic of my potato the other day. People wondering if they were good for you, bad for you, too starchy, etc? I have WONDERFUL news for you all – potatoes are INCREDIBLY good for you (not fried in oil, of course). Here is a helpful response Christina Davis, one of my FB fans, posted for the commenters to read.

“Hope this makes some folks day. Potatoes are very healthy if they’re not fried in oil. They contain half daily recommended Vit C, more potassium than a banana, contains B6, high in fiber, and zinc/iron/phosphorous and magnesium. We need carbohydrates-and vegetable sources are better than bread/pasta. Potatoes have 5000 ORAC units (oxygen radical absorbance capacity).”

Amen, Christina! Thanks for helping spread the good news about spuds. Let me also add to that…potatoes (yes, white potatoes) are one of the most satiating carbohydrates out there. What does this mean for us? We eat a potato as our healthy carb and we stay fuller longer! Go spuds!

Final verdict: Spuds are definitely studs in my book 😉

18 Responses

  1. Actually, she left out something very important – the frying is less of an issue than peeling. Much of this good stuff is in the skins. For even more of a boost, get some purple, red, blue or black ones. We grow the purple ones w/ high levels of the same pigments found in blueberries!

  2. Potatoes are a “no-no” for the most part for me…type 2 diabetes means that all the white carbs, like potatoes, rice, and pasta convert to sugar…they are too high on the glycemic index for me.

  3. For years, my Dad who is a workout/health nut would have, Quaker oatmeal with bran and raisins for breakfast and a baked potato and low-fat cottage cheese for lunch with a side of greens and baked chicken for dinner with rice and more greens (protein shakes in between meals). He’s in his 60’s now and still eating the same kind of menu. So, seeing him in his 60’s at 10% body fat I def. see the value of potatoes and eating healthy.

  4. I have a calorie-bargain T-fal Actifry that uses one tablespoon of oil and “fries” up to four potatoes at once. It was spendy, but I missed the taste. And I have a French fry cutter that makes quick work of the prep. You can do the same thing in the oven but this has a timer and does the flipping for you.

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