4 reasons why you should eat potatoes today

Published by Théophile Niyitegeka
On 16 November 2016 saa 03:12
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Potatoes are one of the healthiest foods in the world. Potatoes are packed with numerous nutrients the body needs.

Below are 4 reasons why you should eat potatoes today

1. Helps lower blood pressure

According to researchers at the Institute for Food Research in Norway, potatoes help regulate blood pressure because they contain kukoamines. Ensure you eat a good amount of potatoes regularly to benefit from its blood-pressure lowering properties.

2. Potatoes are rich in vitamins

Potatoes are rich in immune-boosting vitamin C. Potatoes are also a rich source of vitamin B, folate and minerals such as potassium, magnesium and iron.

3. Helps you deal with stress

Eating potatoes will help you deal with stress because potatoes are rich in vitamin B6 which is needed for cellular renewal, a healthy nervous system and a balanced mood.

4. Potatoes are good for the heart

Potatoes contain flavonoids which help protect against cardiovascular-disease by lowering levels of bad LDL-cholesterol and keeping arteries fat-free.

High homocysteine levels are associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Potatoes contain vitamin B6 which helps reduce homocysteine levels in the body.