In our country, potatoes are loved, revered as a second bread and are traditionally grown a lot. It is not only a nutritious root vegetable, but also a healing product, although it is not recommended for everyone to eat it.
The chemical composition of potatoes
Potatoes contain a lot of starch (up to 20%), they contain proteins and very little fat. Moreover, potato protein is complete, since it is rich in amino acids. The composition of this vegetable contains vitamins of group B (in particular B2 and B6), vitamins D, ZZ, L and C, as well as folic acid, organic acids and carotene. Of the minerals, potatoes contain very useful magnesium, potassium, calcium and iron.
Useful properties of potatoes
Potatoes contribute to the elimination of water and salt from the body, therefore it is recommended to use it for people with hypertension, atherosclerosis, heart failure. The potassium and magnesium found in iron are especially beneficial for improving heart function. Potatoes have an alkalizing effect, so raw potato juice is useful for gastritis with high acidity, peptic ulcer, stomach erosion.
Who shouldn't overuse potatoes
Potatoes have a high glycemic index, because the starch they contain is very quickly converted into glucose in the body and leads to an increase in blood sugar. Therefore, this product is not recommended for people with diabetes. In addition, potatoes have a high calorie content, and it is better for overweight people to limit their consumption.