Top 9 Incredible Health Benefits of Potato

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The humble potato has found its place of importance in almost every home and on every plate. It is said that the tuber is one of the most widely consumed and eaten food sources in the whole wide world. There are plenty of health benefits which one can gain from consuming potatoes everyday, say experts. This is why half the world’s population uses potatoes in many ways and for many dishes too.

benefits of potato

Potatoes help with

  • Digestion
  • Cholesterol levels
  • Heart health
  • Protection from polyps
  • Anti cancer
  • Anti diabetes
  • The immune system
  • Reverse aging
  • Better skin
  • Blood circulation
  • Blood pressure
  • Fluid balance
  • Insomnia
  • Eye health etc

This is why it is impossible not to have a dish where potatoes aren’t used as an active base.

Best Benefits Of Potato (Aloo) For Skin, Hair And Health:

1. For more energy and power, having potatoes everyday would be good, say sources. This is because the tuber has plenty of nutrients, minerals and vitamins in it, and along with that is a power house of essential organic compounds too. The minerals found in potatoes have a lot of manganese, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium in it. Apart from that, research has shown that the tuber has enough of zinc, copper and iron which helps the body function normally too.

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2. Would you like to put on some weight and that too the healthy way, if yes, please have potatoes. This is because the tuber is filled with carbohydrates and less protein, making it ideal for those who are underweight to put on weight. The vitamins found in potatoes help absorb the carbohydrates the right way too. If you check the diet plans of wrestlers, they have a lot of potatoes in them, because they need a lot of energy to burn.

3. Potatoes can help the digestive tract too, because it has carbs which can be digested easily. Babies and senior citizens that have problems digesting food would need energy, which the potato would provide, say experts.

4. Not much but  just a little everyday would keep the digestive tract happy, since the fibre in the tuber would help with peristaltic motion and helps the gastric juices work wonders too. The colon too would be kept safe from cancers, and the cholesterol would be scraped out of the blood vessels and arteries too. This ensures a happy heart and that you are safe from cardiovascular diseases as well

5. For those who need help with their skin, the vitamins in potatoes can help especially vitamin C and B complex. The minerals too found in potatoes can work wonders for the skin. It is true that the paste of the potato when mixed with honey and used as a face pack can help nourish the skin and removes dark circles too. The same paste can be used for nicks, cuts and wounds as well, and they heal sooner, say holistic experts.

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6. One can get rid of scurvy because of the vitamin C in the potato, say doctors. Even rheumatic pains can be done away with, thanks to the magnesium, calcium and vitamins found in the potato. Even if you use the water in which potatoes have been boiled as a syrup or topically, relief from the pains and the inflammations can be brought down to a large extent.

7. Studies have shown that there are certain breeds of potatoes which can help fight cancer, especially russet and red potatoes that have plenty of carotenes, vitamins and antioxidants in them. The havoc created by free radicals can be brought down and there would be lesser chances of cancers or tumours happening in the body too.

8. For those who suffer from high blood pressure, because of indigestion, tension, diabetes and lack of nutrients in the body, potatoes can be a boon. The tuber is known to bring down tension pangs and anxiety which would then work on bringing down the levels of blood pressure too. With plenty of vitamin C and fibre in it, the blood pressure levels would be kept in check. This is also a good option for those who want the fibre to manage and the digestive system too, which if left unchecked can create havoc with blood pressure levels.

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9. The presence of vitamins, glucose, oxygen supply, amino acids, fatty acids etc found in potatoes and minerals too, helps with the normalcy of brain functioning. The tuber is high in carbohydrates but the levels of glucose in the blood would be maintained too. Fatigue would not affect the brain at all, hence the activity would be cognitive and all day long, with high performance being delivered at all times. We know how important it is for the brain to have oxygen, and this is possible when enough of haemoglobin reaches the blood, since it has a lot of iron in it. Potatoes have iron and that is why the transport of oxygen in the blood to the brain is possible, keeping the human body active all through the day.

Please check online and you would find a wide range of other benefits for potatoes. You would also find many blogs bringing forth potato cuisines and recipes too. If you have any tips and ideas or recipes to share, please feel free to get in touch as well, sharing is caring you see!!

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