Potatoes can be somewhat controversial because they’re so comforting and delicious, yet so maligned at the same time. They’re full of starch and calories — especially as the U.S.’ national favorite, the french fry — but they actually have a lot going for them. They’re rich in vitamins C and B6, minerals like potassium, and leaving the peel on adds more fiber to your diet. And for the homecook, potatoes are incredibly versatile. From crispy roasted potatoes to silky layered gratins, they go well with any veggie and are easy to reheat whenver you want them. When cancer treatment gets you down, potatoes lend their creamy starchiness to nourishing soups when you need it most.