Potatoes – The Overlooked Nutrition Power House
The Health Benefits of Potatoes
The fiber found in potatoes is a special type of fiber called “resistant starch”. Many peer reviewed human studies have reported that resistant starch has powerful health benefits such as improved insulin sensitivity, lower blood sugar levels, reduced appetite and improved digestion .
Potatoes are packed with antioxidants — compounds that fight free radicals. A diet high in antioxidants lowers your risk of heart disease and cancer.
To get the most out of potatoes, leave the skins on. The skin of the potato can have up to 12 times more antioxidants than the flesh.
Lower Blood Pressure
A baked potato is a great source of potassium. A potassium rich diet can help decrease blood pressure, protecting the heart and reducing the risk of stroke.
One unskinned potato provides over 40% of the recommended daily value (RDA) of Vitamin C, 50% of the RDA for vitamin B6, and more potassium than a banana! Potatoes are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, and folate.
At Le Grand, we settle for nothing less than la creme de la creme. You’ll find organic potatoes in our vegan butters, cheeses and garden vegetable soup. We don’t just like plants, we’re obsessed with them. Which is why we settle for nothing but the best.