RE: Dr. Barnard on reversing diabetes
Posted Monday, March 8, 2010 at 10:10 AM
The glycemic index is a very helpful guide for people with diabetes, those looking to loss weight or even those wanting to even out their energy and blood sugar. White baking potatoes do have a high glycemic index and sweet potatoes and yams are a more nutritious choice. Here's more info about the Glycemic Index: http://www.pcrm.org/health/prevmed/diabetes_book/step3.html
Also, if you are not wanting to give up white potatoes, you can think about what you can eat with them or top them with that would make a difference in the nutrition of the meal. For example, if you topped a baked potato with black beans, broccoli and salsa, you'd have a fiber loaded potato, which would be pretty good.
The other thing to think about here is trying to eat as many colors as possible and sweet potatoes have all that amazing betacarotene in it and are really tasty with some cinnamon sprinkled on top!
You could consider one other fun combination which would be to roast some vegetables - you could cut up one white potato, one sweet potato and a carrot and roast them all in the oven - then you get a nice combination of white and orange!