Irish potatoes are a root vegetable and a staple food in many households.They are an underground tuber.
Potatoes are relatively cheap, easy to grow. The following are healthy benefits of eating Irish potatoes ;
1.Potatoes improves blood sugar control. This is because they contain a special type of starch called resistant starch. This starch helps in reducing insulin resistance, whichin turn improves blood sugar control.
2.They are packed with nutrients because they are good source of many minerals and vitamins.
3.Potatoes are good source of antioxidants which reduces the risk of diseases such as diabetes, certain cancer and heart disease. Potatoes are rich in compounds like phenolic acids, caretonoids and flavonoids.
4.Potatoes contain resistant starch which may improve digestive health. Resistant starch in potatoes is a source of nutrition for beneficial gut bacteria. Potatoes when converted into short-chain fatty acids butyrate, which is linked to reduce inflammation in the colon and lower the risk of colorectal cancer.
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