The humble potato is one of our favorite vegetables, but did you know that in its raw form it’s also one of the healthiest?
A raw potato is loaded with potassium, thiamin, niacin, vitamin C, and more, making it the perfect food to fight these 10 ailments.
1. Stomach and digestion problems
Upset stomach, ulcers, and gastritis can all be alleviated by drinking potato juice.
2. High cholesterol levels
The juice in raw potatoes contains antioxidants, so drinking it can help lower cholesterol.
Drinking 1-2 teaspoons of potato juice before each meal can help ease arthritis symptoms. As an alternative, boil clean potato peelings for 3-5 minutes, strain, and then drink the liquid after it’s cooled. Repeating this four times daily will help reduce pain and inflammation.
Potato juice is also rich in vitamin C, which can help those recovering from scurvy.
5. Skin problems
Rubbing raw grated potato over your skin will help moisturize and provide a healthy boost of nutrients.
6. Tired eyes
If you want to reduce puffiness, place a slice of raw potato over each eyelid for a few minutes. It works like a charm!
Placing a thin slice of potato on your forehead can make a headache go away fast. For recurring or chronic headaches, try drinking 1/4 cup of hot potato juice before each meal.
8. Liver issues
For this at-home remedy, boil potato peelings in a cup of water, strain, and drink when cooled. If done daily, this will improve liver and gallbladder performance.
To treat irritated skin, apply raw potato slices to the affected areas. This also works for insect bites or dermatitis.
In addition to the benefits above, potatoes have also been thought to fight certain types of cancer.
Best of all, making your own potato juice is super easy. Just cube two raw medium potatoes, run them through a juicer, and enjoy!
I’m glad to know that potatoes are not only delicious, but good for you, too. Weird, but definitely awesome.
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