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US Potatoes: A Healthy Lifestyle

When you see or hear the word “Potato”, what comes in your mind? For me, a comfort food with high calories or carbohydrate level which soothes one negative feeling. The term potato calls for a feel good food like mashed potato, mojos, baked potato and French fries.

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But did you know that US potatoes is a Super Food? Yes, you hear me right. They are not just carbohydrates but it’s highly nutritious and filling as well. It is a perfect addition to anyone’s diet and very popular food source. Just take away the extra fat, deep frying or any form of greasiness and enjoy a lighter kind of potato dish.

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Sharing you five reasons why US potatoes has the nutritional value and can be a healthy meal option.

First, they are excellent source of Vitamin C, Potassium (more than a Banana), Vitamin B6, Sodium and Cholesterol Free. For Vitamin B6, it helps build our cells (cell renewal) and plays an important role in our nervous system which boosts brain function.

Second, the important nutrients of US Potatoes are Vitamin C, Fiber, Vitamin B6, Iron and Potassium. It is more nutritious than starch options like bread, pasta and rice. It also prevents cancer, manage diabetes, boost eye health, reduce sign of aging, insomnia, cholesterol level and improve digestions.

Third, they are good for your heart. US potatoes is cholesterol free, have zero saturated fat and a good source of potassium that may help lower blood pressure.

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Fourth, US potatoes play an important role for athletic performances and active lifestyle. It is the best carb for athletes. A great source of potassium to help soothe sore muscles and can maintain the right amount of fluids in the body. For those who watch their diet with active lifestyle, why not add US potatoes to your meal? It will make you feel fuller for a longer period of time which is a good source of dietary fiber and may help in weight loss.

Fifth, US potatoes are important to child growth. They are good for kids. It has carbohydrates that fuel both the brain and body, and B vitamins which provides energy and keep them healthy. It has Iron (folate) that helps body make red blood cells and it’s not fattening. Of course kids get hungry fast, so why not give them US potatoes to help them feel full longer but still provide energy that they need throughout the day. The best part is kids will eat it.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to enjoy and savor some US potatoes. It can be a baked potato with meat, vegetables, fruits or Filipino food with a twist what like Chef Sandy Daza created by using US potatoes.

Pork Apritada

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Tortang Talong

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Always eat in moderation and portion control is the key, like with all Super Foods. Visit for more information.


Food for Tata • June 28, 2017

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