Potatoes are such an excellent source of a multitude of minerals such as B vitamins ,fibre, potassium, vitamin C, copper and manganese.
Potatoes are also great at boosting the body's immunity, curbing inflammation in the body and enhancing a healthy blood circulation.
Potatoes have a multitude of health benefits. These are:-
Potatoes are effective in reducing inflammation. Potatoes help in soothing duodenum and stomach ulcers and also reducing the stomach's acidity. Potatoes also relieve the inflammation that is associated with arthritis. However, potatoes should be taken in moderation.
Potatoes regulate the blood's pressure as they ensure that the blood pressure remains normal. The method of preparation for the potatoes matters to ensure that they are healthy. Potatoes in mashed, baked or when tossed in salads are healthy to consume and they help in regulating the blood pressure. Potatoes are great for people who have water retention issues because it balances the high sodium levels. Potatoes are highly rich in anthocyanins and chlorogenic acid which are natural chemicals that help in lowering the blood pressure.
Potatoes are good at helping the body to calm down. The white flesh in potatoes is rich with tryptophan which is an amino acid that has natural sedative properties that helps in calming the nerves.
Potatoes are good for heart health as they have healing properties for the heart. Potatoes contain zero cholesterol in their natural form therefore making them amazing for heart health. Potatoes have heart healing antioxidants known as anthocyanins which help in preventing heart related diseases. Potatoes contain the nutrients namely potassium, fiber, vitamins B6 and C fiber which are all are amazing for heart health.
Potatoes are good for brain health. Potatoes contain the alpha lipoic acid which is a co enzyme that aids in boosting the overall health of the brain hence having beneficial effects on people who have Alzheimer's. Potatoes have a number of minerals and vitamins which positively affect the proper functioning of the brain .The vitamin B6 present in potatoes is vital to maintaining normal neurological health.
Potatoes aid in protecting good digestive health due to their high fibre content which aids in a smoother digestion process. The fiber in potatoes supports good digestion and promotes normal bowel movement by adding bulk to the stool. Because of their high fibre and potassium content, potatoes aid in a quick recovery from diarrhea.
Potatoes promote good sleep. Potatoes contain tryptophan which is a natural sedative that ensures a healthy sleep. The potassium found in potatoes act as muscle relaxants which aids in further ensuring a healthy restful relaxation and sleep.
Potatoes relieve premenstrual syndrome symptoms. Studies done have shown that taking potato juice helps in alleviating the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Potatoes have a high carb content which aid in elevating the levels of tryptophan which highly boosts the serotonin which is called the happiness hormone production in the body. The spike in serotonin in the body helps in reducing anxiety and improving the body's mood.
Potatoes are good for bone health as they are rich in phosphorous and calcium which help in strengthening the bones. Potatoes contain calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, calcium and phosphorus which play a role to the building and maintenance of bone strength and structure. The iron and zinc play important roles in the production of collagen that is good for skin and hair health.
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