The Much Maligned Potato is Actually Very Healthy


'What would motivate a relatively healthy man to undergo a 60 day diet of potatoes only? In 2010, Chris Voight began his successful 60 day potato fast to prove the health merits of potatoes.

His inspiration was ignited by the federal WIC (Women, Infants and Children) low-income assistance program’s decision to remove potatoes from the list of vegetables that were being provided.

After all, Chris was at that time the executive director of the Washington State Potato Commission. So he had a point to prove. Due to his losing weight and having improved health markers from blood testing, his experience went viral at that time.'


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