Still Avoiding Potatoes? Unbelievable What This Farmer Claims!
Avoiding Potatoes? Still? You won’t believe what this farmer (and expert functional medicine doctor) claims.
This information is going to turn your ideas about potatoes upside down and explain why so many people have it wrong when it comes to eating them. In this video, I will show you first hand why you want to listen to me.
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Should you be eating potatoes or avoiding potatoes? Regular Irish potatoes are what we’re going to be talking about today. Hey, guys. I am Dr. Arland Hill, and I’m going to share with you today my thoughts on whether or not you should be eating potatoes. Let me just sum it up for you. I’m going to say yes, you should. I’m going to put a stamp on that by saying if you look behind me here, you’ll see that what I’ve got are rows of potatoes.
Are You Eating Potatoes OR A Potato Diet?
First of all, let me tell you why I think potatoes should be something you include in your diet, especially if you’re an individual that struggles with low blood sugar. Now, when I say eating potatoes in your diet, I don’t mean eat a diet of potatoes. I mean it needs to be part of your diet. We do have to differentiate here, and let’s be realistic and not have extremes.
Potatoes Have Value . . . Contrary to What Your Hear
They’re a great carbohydrate source. A lot of people have shunned them because they feel like if they eat too many potatoes, they start getting fat, they’re eating too many carbs. Okay, guys. Yeah, if you’re eating too many potatoes, then yeah, you should be worried about those things, but here’s the flip side of it that you have to take into consideration is that potatoes hold a lot of value. They have a lot of nutrients in them that you should be looking to consume in your diet. A lot of people look at potatoes and think, “Well, they don’t have fiber. They’re just starch.”
That’s not accurate. They actually do have fiber in them. You are going to get some fiber, you are going to get a good diversity of nutrients. There’s some B vitamins, a diversity of minerals in there especially, and when they’re taken the time to be grown as we’re growing them here, they’re actually going to have even more nutrients in them because they’re in soil that is healthy, it’s been nurtured, it’s been taken care of. When you start thinking about, “Well, how would I get that if I’m not growing my own potatoes?”
Well, first of all, I would just simply challenge you. There’s a lot of easy ways you can grow potatoes. One of the simple ways is just in a bale of hay. You can just stuff them in a bale of hay or cover up a potato with hay, and it’ll start reproducing in a plant, and one potato will turn into five or six. You can start doing some of this on your own; however, go the farmer’s market. People at the farmer’s market are going to produce them the same way that we’re producing them here.
Stop Avoiding Potatoes and Harvest Some
Here’s what I wanted to show you. We are actually going to harvest these potatoes. I’m going to show you what that looks like because when you get those potatoes on your plate at a restaurant or in a bag. There’s not a connection between where that ultimately originated at, and here’s what’s cool to know if you’re familiar with this is that potatoes began from what is known as a seed potato. So literally, when we put these in the ground, we just took a regular old potato of whatever type we were growing in these couple of rows here, and we cut it up into different slices. It had little eyes on it, little shoots that were starting to come out where the plant was beginning to bud. We planted that.
Now, it’s been about two and a half, three months, and we’re in getting ready to turn into summer here, and it’s time to harvest these guys. As you can see behind me, these plants are starting to die, and that’s a strong indication it’s time to get these things up. We’ve already dug a few just ahead just to make sure we had what we thought we had under the ground, and indeed, we’re getting about anywhere from five to seven potatoes per hill or per plant.
With that being said, guys, I’m going to jump to the tractor here, and I’m going to show you exactly what this looks like using a mechanism implement to make this go a little bit faster, not having to hand dig every single one of these. Join me on this.
More Colors equals Better – Purple, Red, White
There we go, purple potatoes, purple regular potatoes and traditional white Irish potatoes. Here we go, guys. We’re going to pick these up.
All right, guys. Five gallon bucket, one row, and we’ve easily got this five gallon bucket filled. I wanted to show you a couple of things that we came up with as we were picking these up. I mentioned about the eyes and how the potatoes grow eyes. This is an example of one of those eyes that we were talking about. You can see it’s actually starting to get a little sprout on it right there. That stays in the ground.
If you replant that, that’ll be another potato plant. That’s pretty cool. This one’s got some eyes up here. We’ve got some eyes here. Then you can see this was a whole potato. Came up to be a plant, and this was actually what we did. We took these, and wherever there was an eye at, we cut them and just used that segment of the potato, put that in the ground with the eye facing up. You can see we’ve got a plant right off of that. If we were to take that, put it back in the ground, we’d end up growing another potato plant with it most likely.
No More Avoiding Potatoes
Anyway, I just thought that’d be fun for you guys to see and to share with you. Hey, listen, guys. Thanks for joining us. I appreciate it. If you like the information, make sure that you give us a thumbs up down below. If you know someone else that you feel like could benefit from this, someone out there who’s looking to reconnect with food and understand where their food comes from, that’s what we’re here trying to show you guys, share it with them. Let them see where their potatoes come from and how they can benefit from putting potatoes back into their diet. Hey, thanks for listening. We’ll be talking to you real soon. Dr. Arland Hill here.
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