Potatoes have something of a bad reputation, especially the white ones, but in reality this nutritional powerhouse is unfairly characterized. Sure, it is not very healthy to eat fried potatoes – as in French fries or potato chips – but other methods of preparation afford incredible health benefits. Read on to find out what happens if you ignore the hype and eat potatoes every day.
1. Your diet will be more nutritionally complete
Part of the reason potatoes are demonized is their white color. This is a part of a backlash against foods that are packed with refined white flour, but it doesn’t apply to vegetables the same way. In reality, white veggies are good for you. You should be eating produce of every color in order to have a nutritionally complete diet, so avoiding potatoes (and cauliflower) just doesn’t make sense. White vegetables in particular offer nutrients that many people don’t get enough of.