|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.
Superfood: The potato has been disregarded as 'fattening' and shunned in favour of alternatives such as bananas, broccoli and avocado
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.'
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2142256/The-ultimate-wonder-food-The-humble-potato-nutrients-vitamins-minerals-traditional-superfoods.html#ixzz1v5s7xqn8
So there you have it!
I bet you can hardly wait for next week's Potato Recipe,
and you will enjoy it, guilt free!!