How are potatoes healthy?

Lowers BP

Baked potatoes provide heart-healthy potassium and magnesium. Potassium-deficient people retain sodium, elevating blood pressure.

Vitamin C and B-Complex-rich

Potatoes include B-Complex and C. Vitamin C improves immunity and B-Complex makes blood cells. Medium unpeeled potatoes provide half the vitamin C. 

Antioxidant rich

Antioxidants in the vegetable protect cells from oxidation-induced free radicals. Medium-sized potatoes with skin have 1,680 ORAC, greater than sweet potatoes.

Potassium rich

Potatoes are nutrient-rich. Bananas have half the potassium of baked potatoes. Preparation method matters. Cutting and boiling reduces potassium by 75%.

Improves digestion

Potato fiber prevents constipation. The vegetable aids digestion and bowel movement. It's also excellent for folks with digestive issues.

Reduces swelling

Anti-inflammatory potatoes. Potassium, B6, and C decrease gastrointestinal inflammation. Gout and arthritis sufferers benefit. Bake potatoes instead of frying.

Rheumatism alleviation

Rheumatism home treatments include potato. Magnesium and calcium relieve rheumatism. Boiling potatoes in water reduces rheumatic pain and inflammation.

Help in cellular repair

Vitamin B6 in potatoes regenerates cells. B6 renews cells. It makes mood-regulating dopamine and serotonin. Potatoes feel nice.