Potatoes, in contrast to what you often hear, do not make you fat. They have a low calorie content and quickly fill you up.
You should, however, keep your fingers away from processed potato, especially if a lot of fat has been added, such as with fried potatoes.
Potatoes are among the best sources of potassium (400mg per 100g), which is good for regulating the water balance in the body and for cell function. Potassium is important for our mood and kidney function. In addition, it is base-forming and can thus prevent hyperacidity of the organism.
Incidentally, most of the potassium is in the skin, so you should eat the skin if the potato comes from organic farming.
For sensitive stomachs, the potatoes are a blessing. For stomach problems, freshly squeezed potato juice can help if it is taken daily over a longer period of time.
In the past, cold wraps made from raw potatoes including the skin were also used to improve rheumatic complaints and sprains.
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