My first reaction to the @NYTimesWell headline in Twitter, “The more potatoes in a woman’s typical diet, the more likely she is to develop gestational diabetes,” was, “Oh my goodness, I need to cut potatoes out of my diet” (even though I’m not pregnant. Let’s be on the safe side).
My second was to take the declaration with a grain of salt (and full fat sour cream and butter), “Wait a minute, in another year, another study will come out that will dictate how awesome potatoes are, and we’ll all be doing potato cleanses.”
I’ve spent a lot of time over the years reading about nutrition research, and I’ve thus far concluded that all I really need to know about a healthy diet comes back to Michael Pollan’s: “Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much.“