This versatile root vegetable has been given a bad wrap for being high in carbohydrates. We love them. Potatoes are a fab filler and balance out a meal. Available all year round: from waxy to sweet, white to orange, these tubers are a pantry must.
FOOD ACTIVES: fibre, vitamin B6, vitamin C, copper, potassium and manganese. Rich in carotenoid antioxidants in the orange varieties.
BEAUTY BOOST: Vitamin C in potatoes help to reduce damage from free radicals that cause wrinkles and skin damage. They have also been said to even out skin tone. For your inside, they are known to help lower blood pressure and the high fibre content in their skins aids digestion and regulates blood sugar levels.
COOK: Step away from the hot chips and don’t over do butter, sour cream and cheese toppings. Put a healthy spin bake, mashed, roasted or boiled potatoes or try them in a soup, bake or salad.
TIP: Leave the skins on as they contain most of the potatoes' nutritional value.
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