When I started eating Paleo, potatoes weren’t a part of it. It was almost considered as bad as bread. This always had me a bit confused, but I stuck to it and thought that the starches in white potatoes was the thing to look out for as well as the glycoalkaloids it contains, a sort of chemical seen in all nightshades.
As we find out more about our hunter and gatherer relatives, how they lived, what they ate and how they prepared their food, we also have to tweak the Paleo diet. Nothing is consistent.
Not long ago, more and more people within the Paleo community started to write about the white potato not being banned on the Paleo diet anymore. I thought we’d take a closer look at why this little beloved tuber.