Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties of white compared to yellow and purple potatoes. Purple potatoes may also help lower high blood pressure. For more on anti-inflammatory foods, see Garden Variety Anti-Inflammation (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/garden-variety-anti-inflammation/) and Anti-Inflammatory Antioxidants (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/anti-inflammatory-antioxidants/). For more on choosing the foods with the most antioxidant power, check out Antioxidant Power of Plant Foods Versus Animal Foods (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/antioxidant-power-of-plant-foods-versus-animal-foods/). Then for other foods that may help tame high blood pressure, Hearts Shouldn't Skip a Beet (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/hearts-shouldnt-skip-a-beet/) and Fill in the Blank (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/fill-in-the-blank/). What about the Toxins in Cooked Potatoes (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/toxins-in-cooked-potatoes/)? Sweet potatoes are indeed better, and purple sweet potatoes are the best of the best. These are the only ones I've tried, but they are fantastic. I have some videos on purple sweets coming up, but in the meanwhile feel free to browse the hundreds of other videos on more than a thousand subjects at http://nutritionfacts.org/topics/.
We know plant-based diets decrease markers of inflammation, but do all these anti-inflammatory plant foods actually have an impact on inflammatory disease mortality? Stay tuned for Monday's NutritionFacts.org video-of-the-day Fighting Inflammation in a Nut Shell (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/fighting-inflammation-in-a-nut-shell).
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