For decades, potatoes have been branded unhealthy and we have been advised to avoid consuming too many of them. But now, researchers say that consuming the popular tuber – used to make chips and crisps – is actually good for you. In fact, they bizarrely claim that you could eat potatoes, and nothing else, for the rest of your life and ‘remain pretty healthy’.
In a medical U-turn, scientists who reviewed a host of evidence are pushing for potatoes to be reassessed for their ‘clear’ health benefits. They have uncovered evidence in a 60-page report that the humble crop could slash the risk of having a heart attack and may even protect against dementia.
‘The studies we looked at found a whole raft of different benefits. If you have to live the rest of your life on just one thing, you could do it on potatoes and remain pretty healthy. There are not many crops you can say that about.Potatoes are a great source of loads of vitamins and macro and micro minerals, which many people spend money buying supplements for.