Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Eight Great Reasons to Eat Wisconsin Potatoes

November 5th, 2012 | Posted in: Health & Nutrition

Tara Gidus, blogger for Eat Better America, has eight very convincing reasons to make potatoes a part of your healthy lifestyle.

  1. Potatoes are high in antioxidants.
  2. Potatoes contain a complex carbohydrate — resistant starch — that can help “good” bacteria growth in your large intestine.
  3. The high potassium (614 mg) and low sodium content of potatoes can help you maintain a healthy blood pressure.
  4. Blue, red, white, gold. Potatoes have plenty of variety.
  5. Potatoes are gluten-free.
  6. The typical medium-size potato has 2g of fiber — and that means a healthy digestive tract.
  7. Potatoes are rich in Vitamin C — providing 45% of the daily recommended dose.
  8. Potatoes are very versatile, which means they can be used in a variety of healthy recipes such as:

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