The potato contains a lot of vitamin C and starch that turns into glucose.
Potato is one of the most popular products in Ukraine, and that love is well deserved.
American scientists have gathered a few facts related to the effect of potatoes on health.
Potatoes from hypertension
The researchers found that daily consumption of potatoes helps to reduce blood pressure almost as much as when you eat oats, but without the weight gain. This is explained due to the high potassium content in potatoes, which is vital in the fight against hypertension.
Potatoes against cancer
In potatoes and other such vegetables contain lectins – specific proteins and glycoproteins. It is known that they have the ability to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
Potatoes against excess weight
Mistake to think potatoes cause weight gain. On the contrary, studies show that people who include in your diet potatoes continue to lose weight.
Nutrients in potatoes
Potato is a rich source of many nutrients, such as vitamins C and B6, potassium, Pantothenic acid, Niacin and dietary fiber. The protein in potatoes contain lysine, an important amino acid which is lacking in cereal products.