Nutritional facts of potato and sweet potato

 

Sweet potatoes or regular potatoes ?

A lot of you think that potatoes are not healthy. Not true,  it  depends on what you are going to do with them.
If you fry your potatoes or if you add a lot of butter to them then yes maybe they are not the healhiest option.

Actually, did you know a potato is one of the most nutritious food? It is full of potassium, rich in fiber, contains proteins, good quality starch and the list goes on.

Yes you can eat potatoes ! They are good for you. You shouldn’t worry to include them in your diet.

Sweet potato versus regular potatoFood profiling : THE POTATO 

 

(130 gram oven cooked potato with skin)
Calories : 119 Kcal
Protein : 3.9 g
Carbs: 27 g
Fat: 0.2 g
Fiber: 2.8 g

 

Full of antioxydants (phenolic acids, flavonoids and Vitamin C). Note : The skin of the potato, the purplish and yellow potatoes have the most antioxydants.
Excellent source of vitamin B6 better resistance to stress, it affects growth, it is involved in the synthesis of insulin, certain sex hormones and neurotransmitters (this affects your mood), healthy skin and many more..
Excellent source of copper : essential role in cellular respiration, help prevents anemia, necessary for the formation of collagen which provides cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of tissues.)
Great source of potassium, iron and manganese. 

 

sweet-potato nutritional fact versus regular potatoFood profiling : THE SWEET POTATO

 

(130 gram oven cooked potato with skin)
Calories : 117 Kcal
Proteins : 2.6 g
Carbs : 26.7 g
Fat : 0.2 g
Fiber : 4.3 g

 

Sweet potato is mostly the same as a regular potato : full of antioxydants, excellent source of vitamin B6 and copper, but is also :
Excellent source of vitamin A : vision, gene transcription, skin health, immune function …
Excellent source of Manganese : normal brain and nerve function, sex hormones, blood sugar regulation…
Great source of vitamin B2, B5 and C. 

Conclusion : Both, regular potato and sweet potato are great nutritious food to have in your diet. Sweet potato has a little more vitamins than the regular one.

Stating the obvious : it’s the way you cook the potato that makes it unhealthy : fried versus baked with no added fats and keeping the skin… 

Also, did you know that I am a registered nutritionist and that I developed an online step by step nutrition program that helps you implement long lasting healthy eating habits?

Did you check out The Club ? Link HERE.
All the best,

 

Sofia Abdelkafi R.D 

SOFIA



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Rosalia Acayan

Rosalia Acayan

I love sweet potato,but they said it’s fattening full of starch and carbohydrates,how true is the hearsay?

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Sofia (Post author)

Hello Rosalia,

No food is fattening. It always depends of what we eat with it and how much. One medium size potato per meal is a very reasonable portion of starch.

All the best,

Sofia

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