POTATOES- QUICK FACTS
In almost every part of the world, people are consuming Potato as it can be added with most of the food items and can be cooked in different ways. Here are some quick facts about Potatoes:
1. Potato is a rich source of starch.
2. Potatoes are not the only reason for Obesity!
3. Potatoes are 80% water.
4. Potatoes have a high glycemic index, hence it should be eaten in a moderate amount.
5. Raw potatoes are harmful to pregnant women.
6. Offers fullness to our body easily, hence you wouldn't feel hungry again and again.
1. Potato contains enough amount of carbohydrates, which helps to fuel our body.
2. Potatoes help in fulfilling the potassium requirements in our body.
3. Potato contains potassium, which works as a muscle relaxant. This helps in providing proper sleep.
4. Using raw sliced potatoes or using potato juice is quite beneficial for dark circles. You can place the sliced raw potatoes on your eyes around the dark circle area for around 15 to 20 minutes every day. Do it regularly, and you will see the difference in just a few days only.
5. We all know that it is suggested not to eat potatoes when you are on a weight loss diet. I am not saying that to eat fried potatoes or potato chips or french fries. But baked, roasted, boiled, or mashed potatoes are beneficial. Because of being bulky, Potatoes make us feel fuller for a long duration. This will help in controlling our appetite also.
6. Potatoes also contain Vitamin B6, which helps in breaking the proteins and carbohydrates into the amino acids and glucose. This helps in providing energy to the body for performing different activities.
7. Being a source of Potassium-Vitamin B6-Vitamin C, Potatoes are quite helpful in improving heart health.
These numerous advantages of potatoes make it a perfect food for us. The kind of negativity, which potato receives because of being high in carbohydrates one should know that it also makes it good for our health in different ways. So, do not be afraid of adding potatoes to your diet, but stay away from the over-consumption, oily & fried version of Potato!
Wishing you Good Health!