Many healthcare professionals advise people to consume a balanced diet. Eating a variety of foods, they say, helps people acquire the nutrients necessary to live healthy lives.
Eating a healthful diet can help people save money too. Consumers are frequently charged lower life insurance rates and require fewer trips to the doctor when they eat well.
Consuming too much of anything, even a fruit or vegetable, can cause someone to miss out on the health benefits other foods provide. However, that is exactly what one man is doing.
In response to the government's Women, Infants and Children program taking potatoes off their plan, Chris Voigt has vowed to consume a diet strictly of potatoes for 60 days.
"I want to show the world that the potato is so healthy that you could live off them alone if you had to without any negative impact to your health," says Voigt.
The National Potato Council announced their opposition towards WIC's decision to exclude potatoes from the list of allowable vegetables earlier this year. They assert that potatoes are relatively inexpensive and nutrient-dense food.