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The health benefits of potatoes are many, the most prominent of which is disease prevention



Although fried potatoes and potato skins may be rich in fat and calories, the potato itself is free of fat and cholesterol, it is also low in sodium, and it has countless health benefits when prepared in the right way, in this report we learn about the benefits of potatoes, according to the site " web md ".


The benefits of potatoes

 

The benefits of potatoes are endless, as potatoes are a good source of fiber, which can help you lose weight by keeping you full for longer. Fiber can help prevent heart disease by keeping your cholesterol and blood sugar levels under control.


Potatoes are also full of disease-preventing antioxidants and vitamins that help your body function properly.


In addition to the following health benefits of potato ...


Digestive health


The fiber in potatoes is a special type called "resistant starch," which has health benefits for both soluble and insoluble fibers and causes less gas than other types of fiber.


 You can increase the amount of resistant starch in potatoes by cooking them the day before and cooling them in the refrigerator overnight. Feel free to reheat it before eating.


Like soluble fiber, the resistant starch in potatoes acts as a vital substance - food for the good bacteria in the large intestine that improves gut health. Like insoluble fiber, it can prevent or treat constipation and irritable bowel syndrome.


Disease prevention


Potatoes are full of antioxidants - compounds that fight free radicals from causing damage to your cells. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants reduces your risk of heart disease and cancer.


To get the most out of potatoes, leave the peel on them and choose colored varieties such as purple potatoes, the more colored the potato, the more antioxidants it will contain. Moreover, potato skins can contain up to 12 times more antioxidants than meat, so don't be afraid to eat potato skins.


Reduction of Blood pressure


Baked potato skin is a great source of potassium and magnesium. When you do not have enough potassium in your diet, your body maintains extra sodium, and excess sodium leads to high blood pressure. A diet rich in potassium can help lower blood pressure, protect the heart, and reduce the risk of stroke.

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