Monday, October 6, 2014

Love me some Baby Blues

On one of my trips to the market I stumbled upon these little lookers and soon found out they are way more than just a pretty colour. 

While they will make your plate pop with colour, blue potatoes are also packed with nutrients.

They, like all other potatoes are high in carbohydrates and low in protein and fat. They also however, contain fiber. As a result it will help to fill you up and also is able to regulate blood sugar levels. At the same time, blue potatoes are known to prevent high cholesterol. 

Additionally, blue potatoes are high in potassium and have a little iron in them too. 

But I'd say the number one reason to incorporate blue potatoes into your meal plans is that they are full of antioxidants. Their ability to combat free radicals does not diminish when they are cooked which means you get all the character traits of potatoes: delicious, sturdy, easy to flavour and a good way to thicken a soup or stew, with added health benefits like reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and cancer.

With all those health benefits I'm sure you will want to add these to your shoppingb list next week!

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