Thursday, 17 May 2012

The Ultimate Wonder Food - Guess What?!!

Took this photo this morning on a walk below our house.  There was a light frost and the
 mist was rising from the valley.  I put it into this post because I like it!  No other reason.

Anyway back to the reason for the post..........................

I thought you would enjoy reading this article from the Daily Mail in the UK.

It tells us what we potato lovers already know.

  That potatoes are good for us!  Hooray!! 

Potatoes have more nutrients, 
vitamins and minerals than traditional 'superfoods'
By ROB COOPER              

Ignored by dieters because they are 'fattening', few would class the potato as a 'wonder food' packed full of vitamins, minerals and nutrients.
But the spud is actually better for the body than traditional superfoods - such as bananas, broccoli, beetroot, nuts and avocado, a study has found.
The researchers said people are wrong to shun it in favour of modern and more expensive alternatives.
A jacket potato has five-and-a-half times as much fibre as the average banana - and is packed with more vitamin C than is found in three avocados, the Daily Express reported.
Last year a separate study discovered that eating spuds twice a day can lower blood pressure - and contrary to popular perceptions it won't make you put on weight.

The study was completed by the independent nutritionist Sigrid Gibson on behalf of the Potato Council.The new research also found that the potato contains more of the mineral selenium than the average child gets from all the seeds and nuts they consume.

They have produced a mobile phone app which compares how good potatoes are with the traditional superfoods.

Sian Porter, the Potato Council's consultant dietitian, told the Daily Express: 'It is important to have a wide variety of foods in your diet but sometimes our heads are turned by new things and we underestimate old favourites like potatoes and how they compare to other, often more expensive "superfoods".'
The researchers analysed the food intake of 876 children and 948 adults for the study.

Sigrid Gibson added: ' We think of bananas as being a good source of potassium, and they are, but potatoes make a more significant contribution to the diet.'

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So there you have it!
I bet you can hardly wait for next week's Potato Recipe,
 and you will enjoy it, guilt free!!


  1. yes I love your morning misty photograph too Jane! Also feeling like a nice bowl of jacket-potatoes, greek yoghurt/chives, pepper!

  2. Oh Carole, that sounds delicious! I think I will have to do a post on jacket potatoes and what to put on top. That would definitely be up there! Thanks for dropping by and believe me , I love following the places you are going:) bye for now Jane

  3. Wow this is awesome news!! We love potatoes so this great to know.

  4. I know what you mean Alicia, its always nice to be told that something we love is good for us as well! Thank you for visiting my blog :)

  5. That photo was a beautiful way to start the post... great shot!

  6. Thanks so much Belinda, I was happy with it too! I took quite a few others, but this one seemed to best show the wonder of the morning.

  7. The photo is gorgeous! It was interesting to read about the potatoes. I love potatoes and it is good to know that they are healthy to eat.

  8. Well thank you Dawn. I'm glad you like this post. I see from your blog that you have four children and a lovely son in law, just like me! Bye for now Jane

  9. Hi there Jane, You know potatoes are by far my favorite vegetable. Always have been and always will be . . . what's not to love about a potato, and now thanks to you I know more about their nutritional value. By the way, that is an awesome photo. If I were you I would have it enlarged and hanging on my wall. I think you should even enter it in a photo contest. It's first-rate! Steve

  10. Thank you so much for that vote of approval Steve! Even my hubby said it was a good photo, so I thought that was pretty good! As far as spuds go, you'd better get ready for tomorrow's recipe ( all thanks to you don't forget!) because it is a real winner! Bye for now Jane

  11. I'm sure it's true that potatoes are good for you and ther are so many things to do with them as you are proving very adequately:)

    1. Thanks Rowan. It is certainly fun seeking out all this potato inspiration stuff!

  12. Hi Jane, I have been trying to comment on this post for a few days now, and I'm having a problem with my computer. I am on a different one now, so I hope this works. Steve told me about this photo and I had to come take a look. As usual my man was right. I agree with him completely. This is beautiful. I would have it hanging in my living room and by all means you should enter it in a photo contest.
    Have a great week, Connie :)

    1. Thank you so much Connie! Those photos of the rusty old trucks you posted on your blog a few weeks ago ( inspired me to have a closer look at the old machinery around here. I plan to put some photos up on my face book page soon ( along with the fence photos. Just need to work out how to set up a "follow me on face book" button! Computers and techno stuff can be quite a challenge! Hope your computer behaves. Bye for now! Jane


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