Posted by Blake on December 31, 2016
Hey Paleo Peeps,
The verdict is...
According to the Paleo Foundation, ALL ROOTS AND TUBERS are allowed to eat while on your paleo lifestyle.
Here is the link:
Many paleo followers can be found munching on sweet potatoes, which raises the question, “are sweet potatoes better for your health than white potatoes?”
To sum up the difference between the two varieties, sweet potatoes contain more vitamin A than white potatoes but, otherwise, the two types provide similar quantity of calories, fat, carbs, and other vitamins and minerals.
Potatoes are a good source of complex carbohydrates (which provide the body with energy), fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and magnesium. There is also some evidence that white potatoes contain compounds called phytochemicals, which are thought to be helpful in preventing blood pressure problems and heart disease. Some people do therefore eat potatoes on the paleo diet.
We will begin to include potatoes sparsely (NON WHITE) into some of our recipes while keeping them healthy and delicious! Yay!
Here are a couple links from great paleo companies, bloggers and foodies agreeing that potatoes in moderation are okay and 100% Paleo. Thanks guys.
http://www.legitbreadcompany.com/ Certified Paleo company that uses Potato Starch