Choose Your Spuds
A plain baked potato is a healthy choice, especially when you include its fiber-rich skin. But, due to its nutrient profile and composition, is different from other vegetables (for example, it has more starch than leafy greens), it shouldn’t be the only vegetable in your diet.
The kind of potatoes that may be healthiest are those with darker colored flesh. The pigments in these potatoes provide flavonoids and carotenoids that promote good health.