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9 amazing facts about potatoes

9 Amazing Facts about Potatoes

Everyone like the potatoes. And to know why we have to eat potatoes and its health benefits are mentioned. Here we have explained about 9 amazing facts about potatoes.

  1. Potato is the starchy vegetable, low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium with a good source of carbohydrates. It is also rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium and Manganese.
  2. Potato helps to enjoy sound sleep. Eating small amount of baked potatoes daily helps to treat insomnia.
  3. Potato contains both the soluble and insoluble fiber. It prevents constipation, ease digestion and reduces the LDL cholesterol.

     4. Potato is rich in vitamin C. Regular consumption of foods rich in the vitamin-C helps body to develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals.It helps to prevent from Scurvy, effective remedy for inflammation,reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer.9 amazing facts about potatoes

5.Potato is good for the health and it is fat free when it is consumed by baking, steaming or boiling.

6.Potatoes contain high carbohydrates which are extremely filling. Eating potatoes helps to calm a queasy stomach.It gives full of energy and keeps us active.

7.Vitamins and minerals in potatoes aids in skin care.Vitamin-C, B-complex and minerals like potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc are good source for the skin care.

8.Potassium in Potato helps to control high blood pressure and it is important for healthy nerve and muscle performance.

9.Aids in Weight reduction.
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