The potato is a delicious tuber that many people consume in Peru and in the world. However, we usually enjoy it without peel, without knowing that by doing so we eliminate many nutrients that can provide many benefits to our body. Therefore, below we tell you the benefits of this food.
It has essential nutrients. The potato has vitamin C, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, iron, essential nutrients to maintain proper health.
It has a lot of fibers. Fiber is one of the nutrients that most possess the potato skin, which helps to have a better digestion.
Avoid stress. Potato is a very rich food that has a large amount of vitamin B6, a nutrient that helps in cell repair and reduces the presence of neurotransmitters that cause stress.
Strengthens the immune system. The potato skin has vitamins C, B, and calcium, which are necessary to protect the body’s immune system.
Helps prevent cancer. Potato husk possesses substances that help destroy malignant cells that cause cancer.
Take care of the heart Thanks to the dietary fibers it has helped to reduce the levels of cholesterol in the blood, thus reducing cardiovascular diseases. It also contains natural antioxidants that protect the heart from the oxidative stress of free radicals.
Against kidney stones. The husks have a high content of potassium, phosphorus, starch, calcium, iron, sulfur, alkaline, copper and vitamin C, which help prevent and treat kidney stones.
* By ingesting dietary fiber that has the potato skin helps control the process of absorption of glucose in the stomach and slows the rise in blood sugar levels.
* The peels help to prevent the loss of superficial skin in wounds or burns. It also prevents bacteria and fungi from developing.