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WHITE POTATOES VS SWEET POTATOES

October 1, 2017 / Blog

WHITE POTATOES VS SWEET POTATOES

3 g FIBER 4 g
3 g PROTEIN 2 g
0 g FAT 0 g
130 CALORIES 90
29 g CARBS 24 g
2 g SUGAR 7 g

Sweet potato fries may have more vitamin A than regular fries. “Natural cut” french fries may have more fibre. But their high fat content wipes out any nutritional gains, so treat them as a “healthier” indulgence. We’re not talking yams here. Yams are cousins of the sweet potato, from a different plant family. Sweet potatoes have far more nutrients. Both sweet potatoes and yams come in a variety of colours, so look for the sweet potato label at the grocery store. Go for colourful spuds. Try eating red or purple potatoes with the skins. They cost more but provide an extra burst of nutrients. Red and purple veggies typically contain more antioxidants. Nothing beats fibre when it comes to digestive health. Fibre helps prevent colorectal cancer, keeps you regular and leaves you feeling full between meals. Potatoes are a fabulous source of fibre and nutrients — especially if you eat the skin. Baked in the skin without butter or margarine, Fibre is found in both the skin and the guts of the potato. Insoluble fibre in the skin provides roughage. Soluble fibre in the guts slows digestion and helps manage weight.