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November 4, 2015

Food for Thought: The Power of Purple Potatoes

potato-heartby Diane Dembicki, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor, Director of M.S. Nutrition Program

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior September 3 eCommunicator shared news from the AAAS EurekAlert! that purple potatoes may pack a powerful cancer prevention punch. The findings were published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry by Penn State researchers.

Substances in purple potatoes, which include anthocyanins, chlorogenic acid, and resistant starch, may help kill colon cancer stem cells. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths, according to the American Cancer Society. Thus, eat colorfully. In other words, eat from a rainbow. 

Check out a healthy and delicious Rainbow Potato Roast recipe from The New York Times.

This article was featured in the Fall 2015 Adelphi Adelphi Wellness Newsletter.

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