It's hard to visit a restaurant, walk into a local grocery store or even visit a friend's house without hearing discussions about how the sweet potato is healthier than that of its counter part. The potato is often pushed aside in favor of its sweeter cousin all in the name of health, but this doesn't need to happen.
With only three ingredients - potatoes, extra-virgin olive oil and Himalayan pink salt - San Nicasio has hand-crafted the perfectly crisp potato chip without sacrificing flavor or health benefits. That's right, this is one potato chip that is delicious and packed full of health benefits!
To understand more about this common misconception, we need to take a step back and talk about why people argue against eating potatoes.
3 Reasons Why People Fear Potatoes
- High carbohydrate count
- Digested rapidly which can cause a spike in blood sugar and insulin levels in some individuals
- Viewed as having no nutritional value
The above our common fears of the potato, but are these fears warranted? According to a 2011 study conducted by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Heath, it was found that small food choices made over time is what contributes to weight gain.
It's the way we consume potatoes that should be reevaluated, not the potatoes themselves.
Potato Nutrition Preserved
Slow cooking the potato is one method for preserving the potato's natural health benefits.
This is a process that the Spain based brand has implemented into its practice from the very beginning. While they have created a snack using the same three ingredients as other brands, it's the attention to their craft that makes all the difference.
When properly preserved, the potato can offer a variety of benefits to your health. A few nutrition notables we'd like to highlight include:
- Naturally decreases blood pressure
- High in fiber - Helps lower total amount of cholesterol in the blood
- Reduces inflammation found in muscles
- Boosts energy
- Promotes collagen production
The team at San Nicasio has made it their mission to encourage the public to fall in love with potatoes again, one crunchy chip at a time. It's a difference you can taste.