All the people who don't like eating vegetables have
one thing in common- their love for anything potatoes.
Potato is one such vegetable that tastes yummy in
every form - mashed, baked, boiled, sweet, fried,
you name it. Unfortunately, it has been given a
bad reputation due to the misconception that it
makes you fat, increases blood sugar, and causes
heart problems and other health issues.
Like they say, 'Blame the player, not the game'
same way, 'Blame the method, not the potato!'
Very few realize that it's the form in which we
eat potatoes that matters more. Most of us
choose fried and salty variety like French fries,
cutlets, chips etc. but if eaten in baked/ roasted
form it can prove to be really healthy.
Energy: Potatoes are starchy carbs which provide
energy instantly. It's a great snack when feeling
weak, famished or tired. Since it is digested easily
it is a boon for patients, babies and aged
individuals who cannot eat hard food.
Digestion: Potatoes have good amount of
soluble fiber and with the skin it also provides
insoluble finer which prevents constipation,
reduces cholesterol and helps you feel fuller longer.
Blood pressure: They are also a good source of
potassium which helps control blood pressure and
reduce water retention as well.
Gum problems: There is a very high amount of
vitamin C in potatoes which can prevent gum
bleeding. Vitamin C is also necessary for
collagen formation which helps heal the skin,
wounds and bone cartilages.
Cell building: The vitamin B6 content of potatoes
is required for formation of new cells in the body
and also for normal brain functioning.
Heart diseases: Potato skin contains lot of
phytochemicals which which help protect against
cardiovascular-disease by lowering levels of
bad LDL-Cholesterol and keeping arteries fat-free.
Eat them the right way and you will never disregard them.
Did you Know? A bite of Potato is eaten before
a meal. This helps the tongue become clear of
any taste in your mouth and let's you fully
enjoy the taste of food you are going to eat!