Filipinos have always been a big fan of potatoes but we normally consume it in the form of fries and we all know that it’s not really a healthy choice. Now, thru the emergence of US Potatoes, everyone will now have a healthier and wiser option in enjoying this vegetable. To know more about this, we listed down all the reasons why you need to start munching US Potatoes now.
- Potatoes are excellent source of vitamin C, Vitamin C protects arteries from the damaging effects of cholesterol. Potatoes rank in the top 5 of dietary sources of vitamin C for Americans, and provide 45% of the daily value.
2. Potatoes are a good source of Vitamin B6, Vitamin B6 is required for the synthesis of hemoglobin and essential component of red blood cells. It also helps reduce levels of homocysteine, of which high levels have been implicated in heart disease and stroke.
3. Potatoes are naturally fat, and sodium free.
4.Potatoes are ch olesterol-free and have zero saturated fat. According to the 2010 Dietary guidelines by the USDA and Department of Health and Human Services, potatoes have no cholesterol or saturated fat. While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in cholesterol and saturated fat may reduce its risk.
5. A medium sized potato only contains 110 calories.