Thursday, September 23, 2010

Potato Power

The potato’s reputation as a high-carb, white starch has removed it from the meals of many who are trying to lose weight.

Did you know that potatoes are actually very healthful and can fit into even the
most calorie-conscious eating plan? A medium-size potato with skin contains only about 100 calories. They are not only fat and cholesterol-free but are also rich in antioxidants, dietary fiber, vitamin C and potassium.

The key is to choose toppings carefully. Top with low-fat, low-calorie options such as salsa, chopped veggies, herbs, beans, nonfat sour cream or low-fat shredded cheese.

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