[singlepic id=271 w=320 h=240 float=left]While sweet potatoes are a delicious alternative to regular potatoes, they also happen to be among the most nutritious healing foods you can eat. Sweet potatoes contain an abundance of bioavailable beta-carotene, which makes them a strong antioxidant source. Sweet potatoes are also good for your digestive tract, since they help to fend off Continue reading
When NASA sends its first manned mission to Mars, it’s going to have to be careful about the foods it chooses for the astronauts to eat on their long journey. Space aboard the ship will be at a premium and there will be no food waiting for the astronauts once they land on Mars. So, which healthy foods will be part of the astronauts’ daily diet? NASA officials have narrowed it down to Continue reading
When thinking about diet foods, potatoes don’t often come to mind for most individuals, as they’ve earned a bad reputation as a nutrient-deficient carbohydrate. The problem is, most Americans eat their spuds in the form of French fries, chips and loaded baked potatoes.
Research that was led by scientists at the University of Scranton suggests that eating steamed or microwaved potatoes without added fat can make for a healthy, filling dish for people who are trying to lose weight.
“When prepared without frying and served without butter, margarine or sour cream, one potato has only 110 calories and dozens of healthful phytochemicals and vitamins. We hope our research helps to remake the potato’s popular nutritional image,” said lead researcher Joe Vinson, Ph.D.
In a trial, overweight or obese volunteers ate about 12 to 16 small unpeeled purple potatoes daily for a month. Continue reading