Fresh Solutions Network Applauds Scientific Findings on Dr. Oz
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Fresh Solutions Network is giving props to Dr. Oz this week, for the celebrity MD’s March 23 broadcast. On that show, Dr. Oz gave his audience “permission to eat potatoes again”—noting that the sometimes maligned vegetables are, in fact, “nutrient power houses” packing a mere “100 calories per spud” with no fat content.
“We are excited that consumers are finally hearing the great news about potatoes that those of us in the industry have known for a long time,” said Kathleen Triou, President and CEO. “Products like Side Delights® fresh potatoes are a natural, healthy, family favorite side dish, and we expect to see an increase in purchasing habits as the medical community and consumer media help restore the reputation of the potato.”
In a press release, the company noted how the low-carb craze damaged the reputation of potatoes by creating the misconception that they were “fattening” and generally unhealthy. Medical experts have countered that potatoes have many nutritional benefits that might surprise consumers. In addition to being fat free, gluten-free, sodium free, vegan, and low-calorie, potatoes are rich in vitamin C and have more potassium than a banana or broccoli.
Fresh Solutions Network lauded Dr. Oz’s efforts to correct the misconceptions of “tater haters” with nutritional facts on spuds. Dr. Oz’s syndicated series is entering its 10th season next year and has, since its beginnings, aimed to be a “field guide in helping viewers navigate their path to wellness.”
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