Superfoods Part #4 – Potatoes

Potatoes are the fourth and final superfood presented in this series. Potatoes have been unjustly maligned in recent times. They have been wrongly associated with diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, Candida overgrowth and many other conditions. The simple truth is potatoes can actually help reverse many illnesses. For example, potatoes are good for people with diabetes because they help stabilize blood sugar. Many fad diets have us avoiding “white foods” such as white rice, white flour, white sugar, and dairy products such as milk, cheese, and yogurt. Don’t cut out potatoes! Potatoes in their natural state are not white and their skin is rich in nutrients such as amino acids, proteins, and phytochemicals. They draw some of the highest concentrations of macronutrients and trace minerals of any plant from the soil. So, what is it about potatoes that is harmful? Nothing. The toxic oil that potatoes are fried in, the cheese sauce laden on top, the milk, butter, and cream mashed in are the real causes for concern. Don’t be fooled by popular food culture. The entire potato is valuable and beneficial to your health. Click on this link to check out the 30 Best Potato Recipes . If you are concerned about some of the recipe ingredients, keep in mind that there are many healthy sugar-free, gluten-free, and vegan alternatives available. If you are not sure about something, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We are always happy to help! ​

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