Benefits of Potatoe's

The Humble Potato is packed full of goodness, for starters:

POTTASIUM: is essential for bone density so eat those spuds (with skins and all) and aim to get from 1600- 3500mg daily, 1 baked potatoe with skin will be about 1000mg.

ANTIOXIDANTS: are extremely good for you heart health, because they neutralize free radicals who run around all the time trying to cause havoc in the human body.  Your heart, muscle and nerves need calcium to function properly.

VITAMIN C:Is important for growth, development and repair of body tissues, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones and teeth.

VITAMIN B: Have a direct impact on your well being, brain function and cell metabolism

IRON General energy, focus and gastrointestinal processes.

CALCIUM: Maintains health of mouth, teeth and bones.  It also reduces the risk Osteoporisis... Ladies!!! never ever think you are young enough  not to worry about this happpening to you, in the blink of an eye it happens!   



Let's have a Look at Some of the Ailments Potatoes can help with!!

SUNBURN

Rub a raw slice of potato onto your sunburnt body, or grate a raw potato and use as a poultice.   The starch in potato's eases the pain and cools the heat.

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

Calcium  helps blood vessels tighten and relax when they need to. It is also crucial for healthy bones and the release of hormones and enzymes we need for most body functions. 

And Potassium helps your heart beat regularly.

Headaches

Headaches can often be caused by a lack of Iron in the system, try increasing  your food that contains Iron and monitor how the headaches go.

Depression

Studies have shown that higher intake of Potassium are linked to less depression.

Stress and Anxiety

Eating potassium-rich foods such, as pumpkin seeds or bananas, may help reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety.

Restless Legs

There is a theory that Restless legs are caused by a lack of iron, and there is no harm in getting stuck into the baked potatoes and see if the will help.

If not, go and check out our website (linked above), and if that does'nt help chat to your Doctor there are pills on the market that can give you relief from this.

I know this is healthy natural website, and it is good for us to use the God made remedies, but there is a time when you need to get some alternate medicine, and if you can't sleep at night because of this ailment, then it is time to see the Doc!


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