Do you know the potato’s uses for health and fitness? The potato is a delicious food high in starch and low in fat. It is also a natural beauty product. The potato has 5 major benefits:
1. Brightening your skin
A direct application of fresh potato juice on your face provides a significant brightening effect for your skin and clears stains. Cooked potato slices pasted on your face or eyes reduce swollen pouches and wrinkles. A cotton ball soaked in fresh potato juice can help young people eliminate acne.
2. Improving your mental state
Potatoes are rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, minerals, and many nutrients that can positively affect your emotions, improving your mental state. Eating potatoes also solves the problem of a pH imbalance in your body that results from eating too many acidic foods, like meat.
3. Weight loss
Potatoes contain only 0.1 percent fat. They have a wonderful effect on the human body. Eating potatoes can produce the effect of “fat men get thinner, thin ones get stronger.” Dieters should eat potatoes as a basic food; one medium size potato per meal is good.
4. Potatoes act as an anti-aging food
Potatoes are rich in vitamins B1, B2, B6, and pantothenic acid, cellulose and amino acids, which can help slow the aging process.
5. Potatoes make the human body stronger
Potatoes are rich in potassium. They have diuretic and antispasmodic effects, and can help fight ecchymosis, neuralgia, arthritis, coronary heart disease, and eye pain. Their high content of protein and group-B vitamins can also help improve memory and clarity of mind.
The writer of this story is not a medical professional, and the information that is in this story has been collected from reliable sources — and every precaution has been taken to ensure its accuracy. The information provided is for general information purposes only, and should not be substituted for professional health care.