The healthy side of Potatoes

Prevention.com -14 Vegetarian Foods That Have More Iron Than Meat In this roundup from Prevention.com, potatoes are include d in a list of vegetarian-friendly (and tasty) iron- packed diet options. The piece informs readers that one large baked potato contains nearly three times the amount of iron as a 3-ounce serving of chicken and suggests topping the baked potato with Greek yogurt (a high-protein substitute for sour cream), steamed broccoli, and a bit of melted cheese for a tasty weeknight dinner.

The 5 Best Foods for Women as They Age

The 5 Best Foods for Women as They Age Potatoes take the number four spot on this list of the five best foods for women as they age from Yahoo.com. The article praises potatoes as both affordable and rich in potassium, a nutrient that (according to the article) many women are not getting enough of in their diets. The story suggests that adding potassium-rich foods to your diet may help consumers avoid high blood pressure and, as a result, reduce their risk of stroke–a leading cause of death among women.

Are Potatoes Healthy?

In this balanced potato feature from CNN.com, potatoes are defended as a healthy food option, clarifying that, though potatoes may be thought of as a fattening food, a medium, unsalted plain baked potato with skin has only 160 calories and is naturally fat- and cholesterol-free. The piece also points out that each potato also packs about 4 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein, which keeps consumers feeling full. The author also states that in fact, some research suggests that potatoes are preferable to pasta in terms of their ability to reduce appetite after being consumed.