Colorful vegetables are promoted as key to a healthy diet, but white vegetables, especially potatoes, shouldn’t be forgotten, according to a Purdue Univ. expert.
“Potatoes are a great source for potassium, and only three percent of American adults consume the recommended daily intake for this mineral that’s essential to healthy blood pressure,” says Connie Weaver, distinguished professor of nutrition science. “Potatoes are often discounted from being healthy because of how they are cooked, topped or the amount consumed, but, when prepared in a healthy way, potatoes are nutritious. People need to remember that white veggies have a place at the table, too.”
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