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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The SPUD revolution

My husband and I love to eat potatoes.  We have them boiled, roasted, chopped into our soup.  We eat the red skins, Yukon golds, russets, Idaho bakers.  Yam and sweet potatoes are mixed into our regular diet, too; however, they are really in another nutritional category.  

Why should we eat potatoes?  

  • high in potassium
  • high in anti-oxidants (that fight cancer and disease)
  • fat free
  • great source of starch which feeds energy to the body
  • high in potassium
  • high in vitamin C
  • high in vitamin B6
  • high in manganese
  • offers up to 7 grams of dietary fiber
  • contains 7 grams of protein, adequate for one meal
Check out this guy who ate exclusively potatoes for 60 days in order to prove the food value and dispel several myths which we have believed about the spud.

Dr. McDougall talks about starch as a base for the diet in this video.  Starch based is his specific solution to the plant based diet.  Many of the doctors, to whom we listen, say much of the same things ( eat plants, no animal fats or protein, no added oil, no sugar, low or no salt); however, each doctor has a slight variation on what plant foods should be a concentration. In every case, the plant based diet offers effective treatment and/or reversal of diseases and conditions such as: high blood pressure, heart/artery disease, cancer, MS, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, fatty liver, Chron's disease, type I and II diabetes, depression, anxiety, ADD, ADHD, addictions and a multitude of auto-immune diseases. 
Potatoes: The perfect food

I think POTATOES are on the menu for lunch today!

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