I think the potassium is important, and you can cook them in relatively healthy ways, like baking with the skin on. Sweet potatoes are a lot better for you nutrient wise though.
I view them as kind of neutral...I wouldn't serve them as a vegetable in a meal, but I still serve them somewhat regularly.
Potatoes are very healthy, especially if you eat the skin. It's what you do to them that isn't healthy.
Potatoes contain more nutrients than just potassium. 1 potato with skin that has been baked containes 48% Vit C, contains iron(18%), Vit A and calcium. Bake it with a bit of good quality oil and you boost the nutrient content up even more. Potatoes also contain 26% fiber and 7 grams of protein.
Quoting TigerofMu:I think the potassium is important, and you can cook them in relatively healthy ways, like baking with the skin on. Sweet potatoes are a lot better for you nutrient wise though.
They can be healthy but the healthiest part is their skin which most of us throw away.
I think of them as healthy. I had seasoning to the outside before baking and the kids love that. We dont add anything else to ours
I think they can be healthy if prepared to be so. I love potatoes. =-)
I think they are healthy. Eaten just like anything else, made healthy and portions correct.
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