You po-TA-to I po-TOT-o. Who wins? [Infographic]
There is no debate!
Dean Carlson, Pn2
I'll raise my hand and plead "guilty", because I too have been caught up in this debate. The reality is that choosing between sweet potatoes and "regular" potatoes is like choosing between a BMW and a Mercedes. I think most of us would be happy with either. So it's even cooler when we don't have to choose and can have both!
It's really easy to get caught in the weeds when we are talking about what we "should" and "shouldn't" eat.
We are bombarded daily with seemingly contradictory "evidence" that this or that food is good or bad.
So it's really no surprise that something as humble as the potato got caught up in one of these fierce discussions. I mean it seems to make sense that since potatoes are one of the dreaded "white" foods, like bread, pasta or rice, that avoiding them is probably better.
And if the only way you are eating potatoes is in the form of french fries, you probably are better off keeping them off your plate.
But both white and sweet potatoes, as part of a balanced and intentional diet, provide a great variety of nutrients and are just plain tasty!
Download this infographic from my friends at Precision Nutrition to learn more and find out when you can and should consider adding them to your nutrition plan.
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