The Healthy Potato - Naturally Nutritious and Always Delicious The potatoes you love are surprisingly full of essential vitamins and minerals. Potatoes are: Healthy fibre (with skins on) Rich in Vitamin C Excellent source of potassium (with skins on) Only 100 calories Not a drop of fat, sodium or cholesterol to be found This means potatoes aren’t just good; they’re good for you. Fibre promotes good digestion and helps manage your body weight, plus it may help decrease your risk of colon cancer and heart disease. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that protects your body’s cells. It also helps keep your gums healthy and can protect your body from infection by keeping your immune system strong. And foods that are a good source of potassium and low in sodium - such as potatoes – may reduce your risk of high blood pressure and stroke. We Love Potato Skins! Did you know… half the spuds fiber is in the skin! Potato skins are loaded with disease-fighting nutrients and weight friendly fibre. By incorporating potato skins into your diet, you’ll get more healthy meals from each potato. Tips for healthy potatoes Instead of using mayonnaise in your creamy potato salad, substitute for Greek yogurt.