Potatoes have nourished for us for a very long time(7000-10,000 years) and are one of the most common and important food sources on our planet. Properly prepared, they are a nutrient dense food. Store them in cool dark place (light causes them to produce more alkaloids and go green and bitter) and don’t eat them if they have spouted.
Cooked potatoes (not fried!) are very high in antioxidants and glutathione. Glutathione is poorly absorbed in supplement form so it is crucial to get it from food. Bone broth is another great source of this master antioxidant and detoxifier. (more to come on glutathione in future posts).
Again, the source is of utmost importance. Modifications to the potato have taken place because of pests like the Colorado Potato Beetle. Genetic material is inserted into the plant which causes disruptions in the digestive system of the pests. Imagine what this does to our digestive systems!?..
Grow your own or purchase at the farmers markets. Eating local in Canada this time of year is easy and so nutritious!
We will be making this healthy and tasty soup at the very first Thermomix Cooking class in Calgary. So if you want to shift into eating whole, real food in the easiest, most pleasurable way, please join us! There are so many wonderful foods I wouldn’t go to the effort of making I didn’t have this amazing machine!