Enjoy fall vegetables, but skip the white potatoes

first_imgWhen choosing fall vegetables to bake, roast, or add to dishes, carrots, Brussel sprouts, parsnips, and most others —except for white potatoes — are a good choice, Vasanti Malik, a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health research scientist in the Department of Nutrition, said in an Oct. 31, 2016 USA Today article.“Potatoes we don’t consider a vegetable,” Malik said. Not only do they tend to raise blood glucose quickly, which may lead to weight gain over time, but they don’t keep you feeling full as long as other veggies, the article stated. Malik is not as concerned about sweet potatoes, which she said are slightly healthier than white potatoes, because they are less likely to be overeaten.“Since most people’s [vegetable] intake is so low,” she said, “it’s important for people to choose the ones they’re going to enjoy — because then it’s more likely they’re going to continue to eat them.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

Asamoah Gyan set to be named new Ghana captain

first_imgFooty-ghana.com understands that Al-Ain striker Asamoah Gyan is set to be named the new captain of the senior national team, the Black Stars, by the Ghana Football Association.According to our sources, the appointment will be initially for the 2013 African Nations Cup qualifier against Malawi in Accra and the friendly match against Liberia three days later, but Gyan could be set to captain Ghana beyond both games.Footy-ghana.com investigations reveal that in attempting to convince Gyan to end his temporary international retirement from the Black Stars, the captaincy issue came up as a topic for discussion, although it is not clear whether that proved to be the reason for Gyan’s return.Gyan, who did not play in Ghana’s last game against China despite being on the bench, has scored 28 goals in 61 appearances for the Black Stars.last_img read more