Juicing Potatoes and Benefits

by Anna

Q: I overheard that juicing potatoes and drinking it three times a day is good for one. Is it and if so what are the health benefits?

A: Hi Anna! Juicing almost any fruit and vegetable frequently has it's benefits. As for potatoes, they are good for you. It sounds silly to juice them, but by all means, do so!

Here's why:

They have an excellent source of complex carbohydrates and help to dillute stronger juices like radish or cabbage. They also have many vitamins including B1, B6, pantothenic acid, potassium, copper, niacin, magnesium. They contain 1/3 of the RDA vitamin C. They are also pretty low in calories.

Traditionally, potatoes have been used to help remedy skin problems, gout, ulcers and as a general body cleanser.

Use the pulp for potato pancakes or a potato hash for breakfast! Potatoes are not the tastiest, but combine well with lemon, carrots, apples & squash.

Choose to juice potatoes that are black-spot free or green.

Sweet potatoes are also great to juice! They are among the best sources of beta carotene in the veggie world, close to broccoli and carrots.

Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin C, calcium, potassium, carbohydrates, and fiber. They are great for the complexion, especially when juiced with carrots.

So... if you are into regular potatoes or the sweet variety, juice away!!

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