Health Benefits of Potatoes

In the last years, potatoes have been seen as a danger to our health. This happened because of the high level of the carbohydrates contained in them. We have been invaded by low carbohydrate diets, which promised to do wonders. Despite all these, potatoes have great benefits for our health, especially raw potatoes or the juice extracted from raw potatoes.

potato benefits

First of all, it is necessary to mention that potatoes are rich in nutrients.  Out of these, some of the most important for our health are potassium, vitamin B3, vitamin B1 and vitamin C. Did you know that only half cup of potato juice contains 50% of the daily quantity of vitamin C recommended for an adult?

Another wonderful aspect of the potato is the fact that it can be used as a homemade remedy for a large list of health problems and diseases.

  • Helps Your Stomach

Used for many years to treat different digestive problems, potatoes have proven their efficiency in this field, from indigestion to gastritis and even ulcers. Moreover, a study made by some German researchers from the University of Freiburg in 2006 has shown that two out of three patients with upset stomach who used potato juice got rid of their problems. A more recent study, published in 2013 by the Journal of Medicinal Plant Studies revealed that potatoes action upon gastritis and ulcer by reducing the inflammations and keeping away the bacteria responsible for ulcer. Potatoes also have a role in cleaning the intestines, and it has been discovered that they reduce the acid in the gastric system.

  • Get Rid of Headaches

One of the most common problems we have to deal with is represented by headaches. They slow down your daily routine, and you are not able to stay focused. Try to put some slices of raw potato on your forehead. It is known that potatoes applied this way have the power to reduce drastically or even eliminate headaches.

  • Cleanse your liver 

A simple solution to improve your liver function is to drink once a day a cup of tea made of potato peels. Take a large potato and boil its peel into a cup of water for 5 minutes. This works like a refreshing drink for your liver and it gives it a boost of energy.

  • Forget about puffy eyes

Potatoes work not only on the inside but also on the outside. Waking in the morning with puffy eyes is not really the best of your dreams, especially when you have something important to do, and you have to do it right in the morning. Any immediate solution? Put two slices of potato on your eyes and let them action for a few minutes. You will not be disappointed by the effect, and you won’t be using any other expensive treatments from now on.

  • Combat skin problems

Some skin problems such as swelling or itching can be easily calmed down by applying a slice of potato or a paste made from it on the affected area. It works like a charm in cases of dermatitis or insects bites.

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