Which Potatoes Are Healthy?

However, potatoes are nutritious. They contain several vitamins and minerals like potassium and fiber. 

When boiled to preserve nutrients, all potatoes are healthful. Purple, red, and sweet potatoes are especially nutritious, but preparation affects their health.  

Purple potatoes are rich in antioxidants like anthocyanins. Anthocyanins, polyphenol plant pigments, make fruits and vegetables purple, blue, or red.  

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Anthocyanins protect cells and reduce inflammation, lowering chronic disease risk and giving purple potatoes their deep color.   

Purple potatoes and other anthocyanin-rich foods reduce the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, according to research.  

Polyphenol-rich purple potatoes may be better for blood sugar control than other potatoes.   

Pigmented potatoes reduce blood sugar after meals more than yellow and white potatoes. Purple potatoes provide vitamins, minerals, and fiber.   

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