Um what? Both potatoes and sweet potatoes are starches. SPs do have more properties though.
lET'S BE REAL UP IN THIS HOUZE, sWEET POTATOES DON'T DESERVE THE NAME sWEET POTATO--THEY AIN'T EITHER OF THOSE THINGS.
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Sweet potatoes are naturally sweet and packed full of nutrients. I was reading somewhere that many monks live almost exclusively on them.
Yeah it's a pretty complex carbohydrate.
I also must agree with you again on the fast food bit. One of the worst parts about it are the portion sizes people eat. The people who would supersize their means would gain 75% more calories than a regular portion. And those hidden costs of heatlh problems from weight gain added about 190% to the overall cost of the meal. The USDA put out an estimate saying if you put added healthcare costs from obesity, it would be $70 billion a year.
You just have to be extremely careful when eating fast food while being healthy. I think that movie Supersize Me
was a little dishonest because Morgan ate about 5,000 calories per day, and I've seen people make way more intelligent choices than he did, while eating fast food and lose weight. There's just too many calories at fast food places for me.
I mostly stick to a strict Mediterranean diet and cook food all the time.