"Is it true that one could just eat POTATOES ONLY and be perfectly healthy? how true and why?"
No it is NOT true that one could eat just potatoes, and still be perfectly healthy, the reason being that there is no vitamin B12 found in the flesh of the potato. The fact there is NOT one food item, that we...
Best answer: "Is it true that one could just eat POTATOES ONLY and be perfectly healthy? how true and why?"
No it is NOT true that one could eat just potatoes, and still be perfectly healthy, the reason being that there is no vitamin B12 found in the flesh of the potato. The fact there is NOT one food item, that we as humans eat, that's from either plant based source, or from an animal based source, that's the one perfect food.
Now the statement and claim made that potatoes contain very little in the way of nutrition is also NOT true. A baked white potato, at about ten and half ounces with the skin, is also a very significant source of the following:
Vitamin B1 or thiamine, at thirteen percent.
Vitamin B3 or niacin at twenty one percent.
Vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid at eleven percent.
Vitamin B6 at fourty sic percent.
Vitamin B9 or folate at twenty one percent.
Now it is true that it's also a good source of vitamin C and potassium. However a white baked potato is also at ten and a half ounces a good source for the following essential minerals.
Iron at eighteen percent.
Magnesium at twenty one percent.
Phosphorus at twenty one percent.
Copper at eighteen percent.
Manganese at thirty three percent.
A ten and a half ounce potato will also provide about twenty six percent of the daily fiber. Now that same baked potato, will also provide all nine of the essential amino acids, and with NO NEED for a complimentary food to also be added, in order to complete it, for protein, at seven and a grams of protein. So as a source of nutrition, the baked white potato packs a lot more nutrition than what many have been lead to believe and thereby claim. That same baked white potato will also provide just over six and a half grams of fiber or slightly over twenty six and a half percent of the daily recommended amount of fiber.
This therein debunks all of the claims, which has been put forth by some people, that science doesn't, and can't back. But of course there are some who will state that science is wrong in this case as they're right and haven't read beyond the opinions of some self acclaimed and self proclaimed great grand master expert guru on nutrition.
Now although I've spent a lot of my own personal time, studying and reading on the matter nutritional research, and that's been over a course of several many years now, I'm BY NO means any type of an expert, and/or guru where nutrition is concerned. However when and where nutrition is concerned, I do NOT take any sides, where dietary preferences are concerned.