Sweet Potatoes Vs Potatoes: A Nutrition Debate Fueled by Misinformation, Unfounded Superfood Obsessions, and Carbohydrate Phobias. Here's how these tubers compare – and why both deserve a place in your diet.
A few years ago, some nutritionists decided to find out whether white or sweet potatoes were "healthier".
One group compared them glycemic index and load of sweet potatoes vs. Potatoes. They suggested that since they tend to be taller, white potatoes should be avoided.
Another group suggested that Sweet potatoes are a vitamin A superfood.This means they are way ahead of their competitors with white potatoes.
And of course, the carbophobes had their own mindset: all potatoes should be avoided because They contain too much carbohydrates and all of these carbohydrates will interfere with your insulin regulation and cause fat gain.
Both white and sweet potatoes, when consumed as part of a balanced and deliberate diet, provide a fantastic range of nutrients while adding to the satiety and deliciousness of every meal.
In this infographic, learn more about white and sweet potatoes, and why you should include both in your diet. (You can even download them for your printer or tablet.)
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You can find an even more comprehensive account of this topic in our companion article "Sweet Potatoes vs. Normal Potatoes: Which Are Really Healthier?"
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