We all have ate some kind of potatoes. The
potato has been around for thousands of yours. It is the number one
vegetable crop and can be served many different ways. There are many
different nutritional need that come from different types of potatoes.
One of the biggest benefits come from the skin. The skin contains an
anticarcinogenic compound chlorogenic acid. Research has shown the
this acid to help absorb benzo a potential carcingen found in smoked
foods. It makes the molecule to big for the body to absorb.
They are high in potassium especially the baked potato. If you are
eating a baked one you need to try and eat the skin. potassium helps
calm your blood pressure from the effects that salt has on it.
Research has shown that potassium can help keep your blood pressure
down. They should be part of your health diet.A health diet of fish,
vegetables, potatoes, legumes are great for your health. Along with
vitamin C will keep excess sugar out of the blood stream.
Potatoes are high in complex carbohydrates which are broken down in
the blood stream slowly which is good for your body. Research has
shown the you can make different filled spuds which are lower in
calories and high in nutrients. You can microwave them for eight to
ten minutes and turn them and test with a small knife to see when they
are soft in the middle.
In the kitchen you need to prepare them correctly so they don't lose
all the great vitamins. Boiling them is the worst way to prepare them.
They will lose most of the good nutrients. Some taste best baked while
other types are better in soups and salads. Some types are best when
you steam them.
Wax potatoes are white or red and are best
cooked to make soups and stews. The russet variety is starchy potato
which is best for mashing or baking. Spuds like long whites are great
for baked, boiled, or steamed. When you bake them you can slice them
and spread the evenly on a baking sheet. You can bakes them for ten to
fifteen minutes or until tender and golden.