10 Amazing health benefits of potatoes

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For years, potatoes have been considered to be a food rich in carbohydrates. But, recently scientific studies have revealed that potatoes are actually pretty healthy food. They are a rich source of minerals, including phosphorus, calcium and zinc, as well as B6, B, and C vitamins. The glycoprotein patatin is also found in spuds. These lipolytic enzymes can aid in everyday health by decreasing high blood pressure and effectively working as an antioxidant. Take a look at 10 health benefits pf potatoes.

1 They are packed with antioxidants

People who are on low-carb diets have the wrong opinion about potatoes. Of course, they are not healthy for you when fried into a deep fryer, but potatoes are packed with powerful nutrients and antioxidants—compounds that fight free radicals. The ORAC value (a measure of the total antioxidants in 100 grams) for a medium baked potato with skin is a healthy 1,680, while that of a baked sweet potato with skin is 766. Compare those with the values for carrots, either cooked (317) or raw (666).

They are packed with antioxidants

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