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Russet or Sweet Potato with meat, eggs and veggies?

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Created January 17, 2012 at 8:44 AM

For the following foods which potato would go best with it from a nutriton perspective (russet or sweet)?

Grass Fed Meat?
Dark Leafy Greens?
pastured eggs?

I am planning on eating both types of potatoes and I am wondering which foods will combine the best together...

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on January 27, 2012
at 04:38 PM

The queen of tubers with another great answer!

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on January 17, 2012
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Thank You JuBa!!!

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Thank You Lady Arwen!!!

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on January 17, 2012
at 04:29 PM

You should eat them separately due to the tuber's phytic acid content interfering with mineral absorption. It's also much better for digestion if you stop eating mixed meals. I'll never go back.

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Great thought!!!

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on January 17, 2012
at 03:21 PM

Mm.. because of my activity level I tend to have my sweets in the morning to replenish and build and then regular potatoes as night. Sometimes I roast the two together as a blend but lately have been switching off at night between roasted squash, Kabocha or Butternut, and the potato. A typical post WOD meal for me is roasted Japanese sweet potato, about four huge handfuls of greens, right now collards, braised and then a protein finishing with some sort of fruit to munch on - like a palate cleanser I guess. It works for me, I feel aces and have continued to stay lean, build muscle, be fast on my feet.

IMO just play with the two and see how you feel. My love for N=1 is neverending :)

Note: Comparison of the two - of course the sweet has more antioxidants and the gi level is lower, but it's interesting to see the two together:

7-ounce white potato with skin: 220 calories, 5g protein, 51g carbs, 20mg calcium, 115mg phosphorus, 2.8mg iron, 16mg sodium, 844mg potassium, 4g fiber, .22mg thiamin, .07mg riboflavin, 3.3mg niacin, 16mg vitamin C

7-ounce sweet potato: 208 calories, 3.5g protein, 49g carbs, 56mg calcium, 110mg phosphorus, 1mg iron, 20mg sodium, 693mg potassium, 5g fiber, 4350 RE vitamin A, .14mg thiamin, .13mg riboflavin, 1.2mg niacin, 49mg vitamin C.

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on January 17, 2012
at 05:34 PM

Thank You JuBa!!!

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on January 27, 2012
at 04:38 PM

The queen of tubers with another great answer!

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on January 17, 2012
at 08:55 AM

I usually do both at the same time, they mix great.

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on January 17, 2012
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Great thought!!!

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on January 17, 2012
at 02:34 PM

You could alternate among the safe starches - butternut squash, yams, potatoes, etc.

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Thank You Lady Arwen!!!

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