This is one of the trickiest categories to enjoy. The typical adult actually consumes ample amount of potatoes throughout the week, month, or even year. However, the downside to potatoes that many adults eat is in the form of greasy, fatty, deep-fried varieties. French fries and fried potatoes are, yes, potatoes, but they increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. This has led many to stray away from eating the potato. Potatoes, when consumed alone, are a very healthy food choice and a typical one cup serving of potatoes contains about 160 calories and more than one-quarter of your daily requirements for potassium.