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National Tater Day




Fiber & antioxidant loaded potatoes have been long underestimated! For years I have always limited the amount of starchy items on my plate- but these babies may be worth it from time to time!


Benefits:
  • Fiber

  • Anti-oxidants

  • Good source of Potassium (more than a banana) & Magnesium

  • 40% of your Vitamin C

  • 50%+ of your B6



Nutrients per Serving (according to WebMD)

One medium potato contains:

  • Calories: 265

  • Protein: 6 grams

  • Fat: 0 grams

  • Carbohydrates: 61 grams

  • Fiber: 4 grams

  • Sugar: 5 grams

The key is to make sure you limit your fatty toppings (butter, sour cream, etc) & eat the skin (this is where the most beneficial nutrients and antioxidants reside), and eat in moderation (they are known to have a high glycemic index)




Fun potato facts (2):
  • The potato is about 80% water and 20% solids.

  • An 8 ounce baked or boiled potato has only about 100 calories.

  • The average American eats about 124 pounds of potatoes per year while Germans eat about twice as much.

  • In 1974, an Englishman named Eric Jenkins grew 370 pounds of potatoes from one plant.

  • Thomas Jefferson gets the credit for introducing “french fries” to America when he served them at a White House dinner.




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