I was in biology doing a lab in which we were testing various compounds for starch and protein content. Cool.
Randomly, some guy I haven't met yet shouts out "potatoes are good for you, right? Cuz they have a lot of carbohydrates?"
The professor paused for a second and said..."it depends on your goal, now about the lab..."
I thought it was funny how she blew him off.
BUT - it seems like all too common of a 'problem'.
people try to praise or vilify foods into a 'good' or 'bad' category, when really, what you eat should be completely dependent upon your goals, and current circumstance -and what your craving ; )
What if, instead of 'good' or 'bad', food just 'is'.
A potato is just that - a potato?
I know, scary concept.
I personally am not including potatoes in my current nutrition plan, as I am undergoing a quest for ultimate leanness, though I know of people who have no problems reaching single digit body fat while including starch right up until competition time
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Do what you need to do to get where you want to go...thats it.