It is one of the most grounded myths, although any nutritionist can tell you that reality is different. Potatoes are poor in calories, sugars slow combustion, which is good for the body, giving energy are carbohydrates and are rich in minerals and vitamins. Potato is a complete vegetable, very nutritious and healthy, which is 75% water, 22% carbohydrates, 2% protein, 0.15% fat and 1% minerals. Are rich in potassium (a mineral deficiency in the body forever) B-complex vitamins and significant amounts of vitamin C and vitamin K valuable, antihemoragica.
Calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, manganese, copper, sulfur, in varying proportions depending on the soil that grows. Stimulate and support bowel function and have anti-ulcer effect. 150 grams of potatoes has 100 calories, and represents 45% of daily requirement of vitamin C and 21% of potassium. Potatoes are not fattening, but we add fat products besides them. Contrary to myth, even if they are fried, not bad so much as they say, if some conditions are met: quality oil that will not be reused indefinitely, and eaten as such, ie without full-fat sauces.
Conclusion: The potatoes are healthy, even necessary for a balanced diet.
A very dangerous myth. That tight core is protected by the outer leaves, is only an opinion. Studies have shown that it can cause some of the worst food with salmonella and listeria toxiinifectii. So the salad should be washed very well, leaf by leaf. Conclusion: Vegetables, generally, but especially those eaten raw, must be washed very carefully, with a powerful jet of water.
Vegetables are cheaper local producers
Yes and no. The probability that the vegetables are grown in farms near his home in cheaper is very high. Especially when there are several farms in the area, that to win customers, compete and are forced to reduce prices. But we have taken into account and that production can not exist unless it is sold at a price that covers costs and bring a minimum benefit.
Conclusion: If you want really cheap and fresh vegetables, buy them directly from local producers, near your town. A journey by car to vegetable and fruit farms, to buy larger quantities of vegetables and fruits is the best solution. Your “manufacturer” sells goods cheaper (because it no longer bear the transport costs), and you buy vegetables at a lower price than the market.