Including potatoes in your diet can help give you sustained energy and keep you feeling full – both vital to weight-loss success.
C for yourself
Sailors would eat potatoes to prevent scurvy. A medium potato (150g), with the skin on, provides almost half of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C.
Soothe the soul
Potatoes are high in vitamin B6, which is important for a healthy nervous system, mood regulation and feeling calm and relaxed. In fact, potato’s scientific name, Solanum tuberosum, is derived from the Latin word solanum, meaning ‘soothing’.
Did you know?
Good news – they’re gluten free!
Only when potatoes are cooked with gluten-containing ingredients do they become a problem if you’re intolerant.
Keep away from onions!
Keep your potatoes stored in a paper bag in a dry, dark place – just don’t store them near onions as the gases that are released when place together can spoil both of them.
Skin’s the thing
Potatoes are an excellent source of fibre, but throw the peel away and you throw away about a third of the fibre.