Better for You Foods

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This will be an ongoing series that we will update with new foods from time to time. We will compare foods to their "better" counterparts. Although many foods are good for you some foods have a better nutritional profile than others. Check out the choices.

Are Sweet Potatoes Better for You Than White Potatoes?

sweet potatoes vs white potatoes

Potatoes often get a bad rap but they are great sources of vitamins and minerals like potassium, which is helpful in regulating blood pressure. However, if you're looking for something that has a little more fiber look no further than the sweet potato. It's a complex carbohydrate so it takes longer to digest, which can be helpful in regulating blood sugar. Plus, it's sweet and orange—its color comes from beta-carotene so it plays a role in eye health.

Here are 4 ways to enjoy sweet potatoes:
1. Sweet potato fries
2. Mashed sweet potatoes
3. Stuffed sweet potatoes
4. Sweet potato toast

6 Unconventional Ways to Add Sweet Potatoes to Your Diet

Which is better white bread or whole-grain bread?

white bread vs whole-grain bread

Did you grow up on Wonder Bread? It used to be marketed as the "greatest thing since sliced bread." Unfortunately, it's over-processed and nutrients are added back to make it "healthier."

When shopping for bread, we suggest making a healthier swap for whole-grain ingredients. Not only does it have more vitamins and minerals (naturally occurring) and fiber, it tastes way better too.

Does brown rice have more nutrients?

nutrition white rice vs brown rice

Rice is a staple food in many cultures. We love how it rounds out a meal. As always, we encourage you to choose foods that have a nutritional punch, which brown rice does.

It has a yummy nutty flavor and is high in fiber, which helps to keep us full for longer. Plus, it has more vitamins and minerals than white rice—which is refined and stripped of its nutrients.

More to come…

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Lisa Roth Collins is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) and is the Marketing Manager at NaturallySavvy.com. She is passionate about health and wellness and tries her best to make healthier choices every day for herself and her family. Her journey to natural health was driven by her own struggles with digestive discomfort, depression, and anxiety. Lisa returned to school in 2014 to study nutrition at the Canadian School for Natural Nutrition. She threw herself into her studies so she could learn as much as she could to help herself feel better and thrive. Upon completing the program and being certified as an RHN, Lisa began her work at Naturally Savvy where she has been able to help so many people learn to make healthier choices for themselves. Through her work, she has connected with so many incredible people in the industry whether other authors, influencers, or brands. Plus, she is affectionately known as "Techie Spice" because of her ability to wrap her head around technology. Every day she gets up with a renewed sense of energy and ready to make a difference. You can read all of Lisa's content here. In her spare time, Lisa loves to try new recipes, make delicious and nourishing meals, and she is an avid reader. For more information about Lisa, check out her profile on here.