Potatoes are vegetable that are commonly used all over the world, but it is not labeled as healthy. It is probably the first thing that we think about throwing out of our nutrition when we decide to go on a diet.
But it is not true that potato is unhealthy and a food with high glycemic index. Glycemic index indicates how quickly the food you eat is digested. When it is low, it means you need more time to absorb food in the body and you will longer feel full. This means that you have to eat food with low GI if you want to lose weight. The GI of potatoes depends of the type of potatoes, it origin and method of preparation. The index increases when we eat the potatoes cold and when we store them. Potatoes provide the body with all the energy it needs during the day and it is rich in carbohydrates so it has positive effect on processes like moving, thinking and digestion.
Vitamin C source
Potatoes are used as a remedy for scurvy from the 19th century. It is very rich in vitamin C a 150 grams potato with peel, contains 27 mg of vitamin C. that is almost a half of recommended daily dose. Potato is also rich in vitamin B, folate, and minerals such as potassium, magnesium and iron.
Only one baked potato provides you with 12% of the recommended daily dose of healthy fiber. Larger amounts of dietary fiber provide healthy digestive system and bowel movements, which greatly reduces the risk of colon cancer.
Potatoes contain unique anti bacterial compounds that can treat ulcers. A substance that is called potato juice can be a simple solution for this problem. These compounds can stop the ban influence of the bacteria that habituates in human digestive system and causes ulcers. Unlike antibiotics, these bacteria can’t become immune on the potato juice. Read more how to prepare potato juice. http://fresh-healthy-food.com/2016/08/31/if-you-knew-how-healthy-it-is-you-will-drink-it-every-day/
Potato can be used for a variety of skin conditions. It can remove under eyes and dark spots on the skin. It can also whiten the skin; remove dark spots from the skin and as anti wrinkle product.
Choose the right type
The health benefits of the potatoes depend of the type. White potatoes contain 26% of fiber and 33% of carbohydrates. Red potatoes, on the other hand, contain more sugar, and les fiber.
Potato become calorie bob when you add cheese, sour cream or butter