If you’re trying to lose weight, you’ll often turn your back on potatoes, considering them to be a dieters enemy. In fact, they can be your best friend.

The potato is after all just a vegetable – It’s when you cover them in melted cheese they get all evil and malicious.

Here’s five reasons why we should all be eating more of them – especially if we want to lose some weight.

1) Potato skin is great for high blood pressure. They are filled with potassium and have a high fibre content, so they will slow the absorption of sugar into your blood to keep your blood sugar levels low. This kind of fibre dissolves in water so it’s metabolized by the good gut bacteria.

2) Potatoes contain Vitamin C which is instrumental boosting your immune system.

3) They are a FAT FREE

4) They contain high volumes of Vitamin B6 – the stuff that helps support your adrenal gland function and your nervous system.

5) They are full of manganese – what? Well, if you were deficient in it you could develop weak bones (osteoporosis), anemia, exaggerated PMS and osteoarthritis (painful joints).

Yes sweet potato makes a great substitute but please don’t give up on the one you’ve known your whole life. It’s not just about weight loss, it’s about health … they go hand in hand. Our bodies know how to process potatoes and they will utilise all their goodness and fill you up at the same time. It’s a win win.

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