22 Jul '11, 10pm

9 Healthy Seasonal Alternatives to Potatoes #health

9 Healthy Seasonal Alternatives to Potatoes #health

It's time to portion your potatoes. Before you reach for an extra helping of fries, consider this: a recent study published by the New England Journal of Medicine linked long term weight gain with potato products. Yes, our American favorites — French fries and potato chips — are the leading culprits causing those extra pounds to pile on, according to the study, which matched reported eating habits with the subjects' weight gain over four years. The study concluded that an extra daily serving of potatoes, no matter what form, causes weight gain. (Processed meats, red meat, butter and sweet desserts were also associated with weight gain .) On the other hand, additional servings of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and yogurt were among the foods that promoted weight loss.

Full article: http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/latest/weight...

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