The benefits of “potatoes” that many people may not know.

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Talking about potatoes We are often familiar with potato chips in the form of crunchy snacks. Or french fries that many people see as a villain that destroys health , but in fact, potatoes are more useful than we know and it’s not as bad as you think.

Potatoes are a very nutritious food. Both carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals in high amounts. The protein from potatoes is of higher quality than the protein from peanuts. making westerners popular to eat potatoes as food Through the process of cooking, including boiling, baking, stir-frying and frying

which if it is a normal potato cooked by boiling or baking Potatoes are very beneficial to health. But it’s the UFABET cooking methods and eating habits that make potatoes look dangerous. Especially those who like to eat potato chips sprinkled with salt. French Fries Cheese or French fries flavored with various seasoning powders. Importantly, ready-made frozen French fries may also contain preservatives.

The benefits of "potatoes" that many people may not know.

benefits of potatoes

medicinal properties

Helps maintain healthy blood vessels lowers blood pressure reduce blood fat reduce cholesterol reduce high blood pressure prevent hardening of the arteries Prevent and treat anemia With iron and vitamin C contained in potato tubers. Makes it easy for the body to absorb. Iron helps the body to make red blood cells better. (potato head)

Used as a sedative to nourish the brain because it contains vitamin B6 that helps nourish the nervous system and brain. Normal production of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, GABA and adrenaline Helps to relax, sleep easily, reduce stress, but should not eat too much. Because vitamin C will irritate the stomach. flatulence (potato head)

Vitamin C helps prevent colds. Scurvy, skin care, cure mumps, use as a mild laxative. because it contains galacturonic acid Helps in compression and relaxation of the intestines, neutralizes toxins in the liver, treats burns and scalds. Milk for pregnant mothers who are breastfeeding. Contains calcium that helps nourish bones and teeth. The Peruvians also put potatoes on their heads to treat pain. In addition, the active substances in potatoes have anti-fungal and antibacterial activity. (potato head)

Relieve muscle spasms in people with coughing. helps to sleep comfortably (leaves)

beauty benefits

In addition, potatoes are not the cause of obesity as previously thought. Potatoes are also one of the foods that aid in weight loss. Because potatoes are foods that provide low energy. Rich in many vitamins and minerals But eating potatoes will help you feel full for a long time, not easily hungry, not eating little by little.

utilization of potatoes In addition to the shape It also helps with skin, such as thinly sliced ​​potatoes. Help reduce dark circles under the eyes. Because potatoes contain an enzyme that helps lighten and lighten skin tone. moisturize the skin By making a face mask, it helps nourish the skin and makes the skin firm. tighten pores good blood flow Some people use potatoes to make skin lotions. reduce dryness It also helps to clean the skin as well.

Uses in other industries

Potatoes can be processed into many products, both food and non-food, such as starch, snack food, savory food, glucose and dextrin. as a food additive Or used to make glue and sticky substances. Used in the fermentation industry for the production of alcohol and citric acid, rubber wheels, plastics, film, oil paint, paper industry. weaving industry

Although potatoes are a low-calorie food, and rich in many vitamins and minerals But if consumed too much, it can be a penalty. Especially potato tubers with black rot scars. green or soft will increase the amount of this type of toxin has increased further, should avoid eating potatoes that have been stored for too long Ingestion may cause toxicity to the body. Due to research that found solanine substances that are toxic to the nervous system If the body receives large amounts It may be harmful to health, such as causing gastrointestinal disorders.

nutritional value of potatoes

100 grams of raw potatoes have the following nutritional values: 

  • Energy 77 kcal (energy from fat 0.9 kcal)
  • Carbohydrates 17.47 grams
  • Flour 15.44 grams
  • 2.2 grams of dietary fiber
  • Fat 0.1 g
  • 2 grams of protein
  • 75 grams of water
  • Vitamin B1 0.08 mg.
  • Vitamin B2 0.03 mg.
  • Vitamin B3 1.05 mg.
  • Vitamin B5 0.296 mg.
  • Vitamin B6 0.295 mg.
  • Vitamin B9 16 micrograms
  • Vitamin C 19.7 mg.
  • Vitamin E 0.01 mg.
  • Vitamin K 1.9 mcg
  • Calcium 12 mg
  • Iron 0.78 milligrams
  • Magnesium 23 mg
  • Manganese 0.153 mg.
  • Phosphorus 57 mg.
  • Potassium 421 mg
  • 6 mg sodium
  • Zinc (zinc) 0.29 mg

Potatoes are (really) not villains.

The fact that we are familiar with potato chips in the form of a famous brand of crunchy snacks. Or sliced ​​potatoes called french fries. It is a potato that is cooked by frying (or baking in butter), including flavoring with various seasonings. If we consume large amounts without control It may become a health problem such as obesity from trans fats. abnormal liver function or the risk of chronic non-communicable diseases caused by fat, such as diabetes, high blood pressure ischemic heart coronary artery fat clogged arteries

As for various seasonings That we use to add flavor to chips such as salt, various seasonings, all have salty flavors such as BBQ flavor, cheese flavor, pizza flavor, paprika flavor, or even the mayonnaise dip. (What we call cheese dip) is sweet and salty. The key ingredient is rich in fat, sugar and sodium (salt). would not be good for the body risk of obesity and kidney disease

Therefore, be careful when eating potatoes. You should pay more attention to potatoes cooked by frying method because they are quite high in fat and sodium. therefore should eat in moderation Or put in an oil-free fryer if you want to eat fried. And people with underlying diseases should be careful when eating.

Therefore, if you really want to get the benefits of potatoes. Should pay attention to the cooking method, choose boiling, baking or putting it in a fryer without oil. Instead of frying or baking butter And avoid high-fat, salty condiments if you want them to have flavor. I try to use as little as possible. will be more beneficial to health