Potatoes are known to be the food that make you fat among vegetables. However, new studies show that obese patients can not only lose weight if they eat potatoes on a daily basis, but also lower their blood pressure significantly.
The study was conducted on 18 obese hypertensive patients.
The researchers asked them to eat six to eight purple potatoes, usually grown in the United States, twice a day for one month. Each potato was the size of a golf ball. Participants ate this potato together with the shell.
As a result, the mean blood pressure of participants was lower by 4.3% and the maximum blood pressure was down by 3.5%. What is noteworthy is that even though I ate a lot of potatoes, my weight did not increase.
Potatoes are a typical high-carbohydrate food, and the rate at which carbohydrates are converted to fat has also been recognized as a major contributor to obesity. For this reason, diet experts have been recommending eating more sweet potatoes that do not accumulate well in the body instead of potatoes.
It is still unclear what constituents of potatoes specifically lower blood pressure.
However, researchers estimate that antioxidants such as phenolic acids, anthocyanins and carotenoids in purple potatoes are likely to have affected this effect.
In addition to the purple potatoes used in the experiment, the researchers estimate that similar effects can be obtained by eating white potatoes, which are widely consumed by Koreans, and red potatoes, which have recently become commercially available in Korea.
One thing to note is that eating fried potatoes or sprinkling with sauces and dressings such as ketchup and mayonnaise will reduce the effect. Potatoes with fried potatoes or dressing are high in calories and cause fatigue.
Foods cooked at high temperatures, such as fried or fried potato chips baked with frying pans, are also found to lose a significant portion of good nutrients. All of the participants participated in this experiment, eating potatoes lightly cooked in a microwave oven.
1. Diet foods
It has excellent carbohydrate and digestion is good. Even if you eat a little, you can feel fullness and it is suitable for diet.
2. Alkaline food.
It keeps the balance of nutrition with the acid foods such as meat, dairy products, and fish.
3. Pantothenic acid to prevent wrinkles
Hyaluronic acid, which attaches cells and cells to the skin, is the main component of the connective tissue and is composed of polysaccharides with a viscosity.
Since hyaluron attracts a lot of water when young, it has elasticity on the skin and does not wrinkle with moisture.
Vitamin C and pantothenic acid are needed to make hyaluronic acid.
4. Flavones to prevent skin from sprouting
Hyaluronic acid is distributed like a sticky mesh under the skin, so that it does not spread on the eyes of bacteria. Once infected, the bacteria will dissolve hyaluronic acid and try to spread the enriched place by exporting the enzyme. If there is flavone, it inhibits the activity of this enzyme. So the skin of a person who always eats potatoes is clean.
5. Vitamin C to prevent spots
The cut surface of potatoes is not brown due to its reducing power while vitamin C is present. When vitamin C is eliminated, brown pigment is produced by the acid. It is easy for human skin to turn brown when vitamin C is less. Vitamin C is reductant, so when you eat potatoes, your skin will turn white.
6. Protein to make femininity
The production of female hormones requires protein. The potato protein is better than rice or bread, so if you eat it every day and eat gym food every day, you can keep your feminine beauty by preventing gastric, hypotension, and anemia.
7. A method of preventing acne
Acne is caused by the rebellion of fungi and fat-loving fungi that live in the gap between the skin's pore walls and fur. Potatoes are good for keeping pores clean because there is fat.
8. Fluoride to prevent constipation
Potato fluoride is a good nutrient for microbial growth in the colon, and the movement of the proliferating microorganism gives a small stimulus to the barrier. Therefore, the bowel activity becomes normal and it helps the constipation treatment.