POTATOES = STARCH, NOT VEGETABLE
When planning meals think of potatoes as a starch — like bread or pasta — not a vegetable. OK?
Potatoes are 92% carbohydrate.
I eat white potatoes in moderation because they’re very high in carbohydrates [which is basically sugar] and therefore are among the most “fattening” of all vegetables. Plus, people tend to over eat them, or to combine them with other foods high in carbs (think a burger on a -white bread roll- and French fries).
Potatoes do have a good amount of potassium which is believed to lower blood pressure.
But like I said, eat in moderation, how about one time a week?
The Chairman of the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health is calling for potatoes be removed from the vegetable group and re-classified as a carbohydrate.