Remember when I said I ate a purple sweet potato?
Well, here is my lovely new friend:
Potatoes sometimes get a bad rep for being full of carbs, but they have good benefits, too!
- They are full of fiber and are extremely filling (1 large potato contains 7 grams of fiber)
- The carbohydrates are a great source of energy
- Contain vitamins B and C-complex to help aid in the absorption of the carbohydrates
- Contains good amounts of potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc
- It can help relieve inflammation of the digestive track
Sweet Potatoes are also great! Personally, I think they taste better, too!
- One of the best sources of Beta-Carotene. This pre-vitamin to vitamin A prevent night blindness and other eye problems, skin disorders, enhance immunity, protects against toxins and cancer formations, colds, flu, and infections. It is an antioxidant and protector of the cells while slowing the aging process.
- A great source of vitamin C, manganese, potassium, and copper.
- Only 100 calories for a medium sweet potato, 4 grams of fiber, and 2 grams of protein.
Above all, potatoes are Cheap! You can buy a whole bag of potatoes for only a few dollars. What a great source of inexpensive energy!
Potatoes don’t only come in white, though, they come in all sorts of rainbow colors!
There are so many things you can make with potatoes, too:
- Mashed Potatoes (Boil potatoes until soft, and then mash with fork and add butter and milk)
- Twice Baked Potatoes
- Potato Chips (Slice Thinly and bake on sheet at 375*)
Thought-provoking, mind-prodding question of the day:
What is your favorite way to eat potatoes? Also, do you prefer sweet potatoes or regular potatoes? I love all potatoes, but sweet potatoes are my favorite. My crazy little brother doesn’t like potatoes! Can you believe that boy?
Also, how do you remember the colors of the rainbow? There are so many rhymes out there, but I remember it by the song I sang in my elementary music class, “Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple makes the rainbow bright! Bright! Bright!” Of course, ROY G BIV helps me, too!
Shout out to my potato-loving friend, Kelsey: