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Sweet Potatoes Versus White Potatoes

You say potato, I say potato. But which is better?

By
Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Sweet potatoes may taste like a decadent treat, but did you know that they're actually a little lower in calories than white potatoes? They're also more nutritious, providing more fiber and vitamins A and C. Of course, all bets are off when they're candied in brown sugar with marshmallows on top.

Sweet potatoes are perfectly delicious--and much more nutritious--without all the sugary toppings. Bake them in their jackets or cut into cubes, toss with a bit of oil and salt, and roast at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.

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About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show. 

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