5. White Potatoes
White potatoes have lately been lumped in with other white foods as unhealthy, but potatoes are not white as a result of some refining process that strips away all of the natural nutrients. On the contrary, potatoes offer a wide range of vitamins and minerals, including at least some of almost everything you need to survive. They are also high in potassium, which works in balance with sodium to regulate the way our bodies use water.
In terms of weight loss, eating potatoes regularly can keep you feeling full and less likely to eat more calories than you intend. Once slightly cooled after cooking, potatoes also form significant resistant starch, a fibrous substance that also supports weight loss. Just remember to boil or bake your potatoes, rather than fry them, and you’re all good.