Ever Heard About The Benefits Of Potato Juice?
We all love to consume potato in its many forms. This vegetable is rich in fibre, vitamin A, vitamin B, carbohydrates, etc. But, did you know it’s juice provides many benefits as well?
By Ashwin Dewan
Aarav, an IT professional, is particular about his health and ensures he follows a proper diet. He consumes fresh juice on a regular basis and his favourite is orange and watermelon. One day, a colleague suggested potato juice to him. Initially, Aarav was hesitant and did not like the idea. However, he decided to give it a try and today, he likes to have a glass of potato juice every alternative day. He says it is much better than most juices and has many health benefits.
Aarav is not alone in his opinion of potato juice. When it comes to juice, flavours like orange, mango, lime, watermelon, and carrot come to our mind first and foremost. For these fruits and vegetables are known for the many health benefits that they provide. But, how about potato juice for a change? Mainly used for baking, roasting or boiling, that there can be something like a juice made from the humble potato is one fact many people are ignorant about. Most of you may never have even considered drinking potato juice but its many health benefits may impress you.
According to a leading health website, for ages, potato juice has been used as a remedy for various ailments such as skin disorders to constipation to inflammation.
"Many people think that potatoes contribute to weight gain and do not have any nutritional content. This is wrong, for potatoes are loaded with various micronutrients like Vitamin A, C, B, iron and phosphorous,” says a leading skin and hair expert from Delhi, Dr Bhardwaj.
Although potatoes are cultivated across the world for their nutritional value and incredible culinary versatility, they have many health benefits as well. They are nutritious and easily digestible and suitable for all ages.
Scroll below to learn about the various benefits of potato juice.
1. Boosts the immune system:
Potatoes are loaded with essential vitamins including vitamin C, which is helpful in fighting cold and infection and strengthens the immune system. Vitamin C also helps the body to absorb iron and form collagen in blood vessels, muscle, cartilage, and bone. Keep your immune system healthy by drinking a glass of potato juice on a regular basis.
2. Helps to combat arthritis:
Arthritis is an inflammatory condition. Potatoes contain a high amount of minerals, potassium and organic salt content, making it an ideal anti-inflammatory food. This helps to relieve most kinds of pain associated with swelling and inflammation. Slice a potato together with the skin and soak in a glass of distilled water to drink in the morning before meal.
3. Gives relief from constipation:
Are you suffering from a bad case of constipation? Try having potato juice, which promote the formation and passage of soft and hydrated tools. Potatoes are an effective natural remedy to treat constipation.
4. Heals ulcers:
Do you suffer from a case of painful ulcers? According to a health website, drinking three to four half-glasses of potato juice a day for a month will help ease ulcers. Scientists at Manchester University discovered that potatoes contain unique antibacterial molecules that cure ulcers and heartburn. You can also combine potato juice with carrot juice to treat peptic ulcer.
5. Detoxifies the liver and gallbladder:
Looking for an inexpensive method to cleanse your liver and gallbladder? Try having a small glass of potato juice every day. Potato juice helps flush out toxins from the body and helps prevent various health problems. Drink a glass of potato juice as soon as you wake up or 30 minutes before you have breakfast.
6. Lowers cholesterol:
Drinking potato juice is an easy way to help lower cholesterol levels in the body. Since potatoes contain nutrients like fibre and vitamins including A, B-complex, and C, it helps to lower cholesterol levels in the body. Drinking a glass of potato juice without straining out the pulp can be highly effective.
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7. Increases energy:
Potato juice is a great source of thiamine, which provides one with a much-needed form of energy, says a leading health website. However, it should be noted that potato juice is not to be mistaken for energy drinks.
8. Promotes heart health:
Potato juice can help promote heart health as it contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that protect the heart from conditions like artery blockage and cardiac arrest.
9. Aids weight loss:
People often have a conception about potatoes i.e. consuming this vegetable will lead to weight gain. But, the fact is, potatoes aid weight loss. Potato juice contains a lot of vitamin C, which helps increase metabolism. A study conducted by Arizona and Columbia Universities suggests that potato is a fat burner.
Potato juice recipe:
- 3 medium-sized organic raw potatoes
- 2 medium-sized large organic carrots
- 1 tsp of ginger root juice
Wash all the ingredients thoroughly and properly. Do not peel. Cut the vegetables into sizes that will fit through the juicer chute. Juice and serve.
Points in mind before you start using potato juice:
- This juice can cause an upset stomach, diarrhoea, and vomiting in some. Start with small amounts and gradually increase.
- Potato juice has high levels of sugar, so diabetics should be careful while drinking it.
- Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their physician before drinking potato juice.
About the author:
Written by Ashwin Dewan on 09 January 2018.
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