The Health Benefits of Potatoes

Apart from being delicious when cooked, potatoes are quite nutritious.

They have a high content of carbohydrates and vitamin C.

Potatoes offer several health benefits. Potato is good if you are trying to lose weight or have frequent food pangs?

Unlike what you are have been led to believe, potatoes are actually good for you. Potatoes are made of complex carbohydrates and nutrients. Rather than being harmful, a properly cooked new potato has only 26 calories in it making it a very good choice while you are on a diet.

Potatoes have low Glycemic Index ranking which makes it filling for the stomach. As the complex carbohydrates in it break down much slower than sugar, biscuits etc. it is much more filling. Having a potato for lunch will keep your stomach full and will keep those food cravings away.

Also it should be noted that the nutritional contents vary with the type of potato and the area of produce. The way the potato is produced also comes into account, but nonetheless, it can be a good addition to your diet. Potatoes are a great source of carbohydrates, protein, calcium, niacin, Vitamins C and B-complex.

These help to fight heart diseases and keep blood pressure at normal. Potatoes contain carotenoids, which play a key role in keeping you fit and healthy. It also contains Flavonoids which keep bad cholesterol levels low. Potatoes have high amounts of Vitamin B6 helping in cellular repair. Adding it to your diet will result in greater cell renewal and will result in a good mood and less stress.

Neurotransmitters, namely serotonin and dopamine are made with Vitamin B6 which is needed for the regulation of moods. Potatoes are great as they contain good amounts of fibre. Fibre helps in a healthy bowel movement and keeps your digestive system happy.

If you suffer from bad bowel movement, try eating cooked potatoes that are left to cool. This helps to increase the indigestible starch in the potato, helping in good bowel movements.

What more?

It is delicious and offers good health benefits.

Start eating potatoes now!

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