Sweet Potatoes vs. Potatoes: Which are really healthier?
Let’s get to the bottom of this never-ending debate.
Sweet potatoes vs. potatoes: A nutritional debate fueled by misinformation, baseless ‘superfood’ obsessions, and carbohydrate phobias. Here’s how these tubers compare — and why both deserve a place in your diet.
What is healthier: Sweet potatoes…or regular potatoes?
It’s an age-old debate, and there can only be ONE winner.
All right, I’m kidding…it’s not really an age-old debate.
(More of a 6-year-old debate.) And there can really be 3 winners:
Winner #1: Sweet potatoes
Winner #2: Regular potatoes
Winner #3: You, for eating both kinds.
A few years back, some crazy nutrition enthusiasts decided to figure out whether white or sweet potatoes were “healthier”.
One group compared the glycemic index and load of sweet potatoes vs. potatoes. They suggested that since white potatoes tend to be higher, they should be avoided.
Another group suggested that sweet potatoes are a vitamin A ‘superfood’, putting them way ahead of their white potato competitors.
And, of course, the “carbophobes” had their own take: All potatoes should be avoided because they’re too high in carbs and all those carbs will mess with your insulin regulation and cause fat gain.
Nonsense, all of it.
Both white and sweet potatoes, when eaten as part of a balanced and intentional diet, provide an fantastic array of nutrients while contributing to the satiety and deliciousness of any meal.
Download this infographic or message me for a copy to learn more about white and sweet potatoes, and why you should consider including them in your diet.
This infographic dives into the health benefits of tubers,
shatters myths, and explores everything from:
* The sweet potato’s claim as a Superfood (it may not be earned)
* Glycemic load and effect on weight (it may not matter)
* And the best ways to prepare both kinds of potatoes to get the
maximum health benefits.
Please enjoy the infographic. And be sure to share it with your well-meaning but slightly-annoying friends who haven’t eaten a baked potato in four years because of the carbs. Lol
This may just change their minds.(And, hopefully your’s).
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