Ask Leah! The Ingles Dietitian

Partner content: Are white foods bad for you?

Partner content: Are white foods bad for you?

Question: “Are white foods bad for you?” 

Answer: Food is not inherently “bad” based on its color. There are a variety of white foods, like white fruits and vegetables: turnips, parsnips, potatoes, white corn, bananas (once you peel them), garlic and onions that are all “white foods” and all contain vitamins, minerals and fiber and can be part of a healthy diet. It is important to eat a variety of foods and add fruits and vegetables of different colors to your plate.

Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian


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