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The Truth about Potatos Recipe

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Lynn Roth
Added: Monday, June 9, 2008

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White potatoes DON'T make you fat
One medium baked potato has only 161 calories, plus 4 g of filling fiber
Added bonus: Chilled, cooked potato is packed with resistant starch, a fibrous substance that could help you lose weight. "If you keep portion sizes in check--no more than one medium potato in a given meal--and eat the fiber-rich skin, potatoes make a satisfying, low-cal, nutrient-rich side dish," says Michelle Dudash, RD, a Gilbert, AZ-based nutritionist.

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Fight disease
When scientists from the USDA's Agricultural Research Service tested more than 100 potato varieties, they discovered 60 different vitamins and phytochemicals. For starters, they found flavonoids (which are credited with improving heart health and protecting against lung and prostate cancers) including quercetin, which may boost immunity.



Help maintain healthy blood pressure
Potatoes are loaded with kukoa-mines, plant chemicals that help lower blood pressure, found the USDA researchers. In addition, one medium baked potato (including the skin) provides 20% of your daily potassium, a known hyper-tension fighter

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A potato a day keeps the doctor away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

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