Potatoes are the definitive comfort food.
Presently, potatoes are the No. 1 tuber crop in the United States and the fourth most eaten crop in the world, according to the U.S. department of agriculture.
While potatoes are rich in nutrients, the vegetable is most often eaten processed or fried, making it relatively unhealthy. But there are other ways to enjoy this food without spoiling its nutritious content.
1. Potato Benefits
Not only are potatoes versatile, they’re also healthy!
This “nightshade” vegetable is full of vitamins C and B6, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, pantothenic acid and more. Spuds are said to improve ingestion, heart health, blood pressure and even avert some cancers by improving cell repair.
It also comprises health-boosting phytonutrients including carotenoids, which play a role in stopping disease; flavonoids, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties; and caffeic acid, which boosts exercise-related routine and fights exhaustion.
Better yet, potatoes improve blood pressure acknowledgements to their high fibre content, which helps regulate cholesterol, and their high potassium and kukoamine content. They even contain more potassium than bananas!
Plus, the vegetable is high in Vitamin B6, which your body uses to fuse important brain chemicals like serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. The vitamin also bouts free radicals to encourage heart health.