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Potatoes

Posted by on Dec. 11, 2012 at 9:10 PM
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Do you view them as a healthy thing or otherwise?
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TigerofMu
by Sonja on Dec. 11, 2012 at 9:59 PM

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.

PrincessZ20
by on Dec. 11, 2012 at 10:41 PM

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. 

LntLckrsCmQut
by on Dec. 11, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Potatoes are very healthy, especially if you eat the skin. It's what you do to them that isn't healthy.

LntLckrsCmQut
by on Dec. 11, 2012 at 10:50 PM

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.


auntangelofsix
by Angel on Dec. 11, 2012 at 11:19 PM
yes
frndlyfn
by Bronze Member on Dec. 12, 2012 at 2:16 AM

They can be healthy but the healthiest part is their skin which most of us throw away.

batjmom
by Sarah on Dec. 12, 2012 at 7:10 AM

 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

TerriC
by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 7:45 AM
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I think they can be healthy if prepared to be so.  I love potatoes.  =-)

Vertical15
by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 10:59 AM

I think they are healthy.  Eaten just like anything else, made healthy and portions correct.

egyptian_mommy
by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 1:52 PM
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I agree that in general they're decently healthy but it's all in the preparation. :-)
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