Health Tips: Potato (The Next Generation)

If you want to show yourself a nutritionally enlightened trendsetter this year, consider either replacing or supplementing the mashed potatoes with mashed sweet potatoes. (Americans eat 117 pounds a year of white potatoes compared to just five pounds of sweet potatoes.) Sweet potatoes have over 1,000 times as much vitamin A, more fiber, less carbs, more antioxidants, a lower glycemic index, and only two-thirds of the calories. Just please leave the skin on—that’s where all the fiber is.