Yes potatoes are vegetables or plants, they grow in the ground, they are plant based and nutrient dense. In other words they are very good for you and are not fattening.
They are 100 per cent natural also fat and cholesterol-free.
Correct, starch is not fattening, starches fill you up. Dont buy into the idiot high/low carb debate – also high fat diets like Atkins where one has to eat tons of meat and fat soon fail and the dieter becomes very unhealthy and absorbs and stores way too much saturated fat. Dr Atkins himself died 60 lb (27 kilos) over weight, hello !!
Eat a plant based diet and your body will sing!! Potatoes steamed in their skins, baked without fat, boiled and mashed without butter (use rice milk instead its creamy like cows milk but no fat) they are yummy and slimming.
If you want detail about spuds and their the nutrients – a medium-sized potato of any variety, with the skin on, provides – 27mg of Vitamin C, 45 per cent of our recommended daily amount [RDA], which is more Vitamin C than there is in 100g of grapes or tomatoes. 0.2mg of Vitamin B6 [ten per cent of our RDA], which is essential for our nervous system, and trace amounts of B1 [thiamine], B2 [riboflavin], folate, niacin, magnesium, phosphorous and zinc. Yes spuds are nutrient dense.
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