10 Proven Health Benefits of Potatoes + CALORIE COMPARISON TABLE

9. Potatoes for the nerves

The B vitamins in potatoes help to support adrenal function, calming and maintaining a healthy nervous system.

Vitamin B6 helps in production of neurotransmitters, which are the chemicals that allow brain and nerve cells to communicate with one another.

Are potatoes good for you?

The potato, more than maybe every other veggie, comes with an undeserved negative reputation that’s led a lot of health-conscious individuals to exclude them from their diet. Talk about ‘potato’ and folks assume ‘high-carbs, empty calories, fattening’. In fact, whenever prepared free of frying and served with no margarine, sour or cream butter, 1 spud has just 110 calories and lots of healthy vitamins and phytochemicals. Regrettably for potato chip and French fry lovers, those high cooking temperatures appear to destroy almost all of the healthy compounds inside a potato, leaving mostly starch and fat.


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