Health Benefits of Potatoes

“For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.” Isaiah 53:2 KJV
Potatoes are starchy, root vegetables that belong to the nightshade family. Other edible nightshades include peppers, eggplant, and tomatoes.
They are the swollen portion of the underground stem of the leafy-green potato plant.
Although once thought to be toxic, potatoes are now a common comfort food and the leading vegetable crop in the world.
Potatoes:
Stimulates brain functionRich in vitamins & mineralsProtects against cancerProvides relief from rheumatismLowers blood pressureReducing heart diseaseHelps prevent scurvyFacilitates digestionPrevent formation of kidney stonesProvides quick relief from burns
Vitamin C
Potatoes are well-known for being a high source of vitamin C. The vitamin C is found underneath the skin of the potato.
Potatoes are high in other vitamins and minerals including Vitamin A & B, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.
Blood Pressure
The potassium and magnesium found in potatoes help to lower blood pressure. This is because the potassium dilates the blood vessels and has diuretic properties.
As a result, potatoes can lower the risk of heart disease. It is best to eat the potato in its most natural state so that you can receive the nutrients.
Digestion
Potatoes have a lot of fiber and carbohydrates. The body easily digests carbohydrates and use it for energy. The fiber stimulates the flow of food through the intestines and prevents constipation.
Tips to Reduce Nutrient Loss
Avoid peeling the potatoes before cooking. The skin serves as a protective barrier against nutrient loss.Allow the water to boil before adding in the potatoes.Minimize frying of potatoes. This causes 75% o
Potato Juice
 Internally:
Used to combat stomach problems
Used to combat hepatic problems
Externally:
It can be used as an ointment for pain, inflammation, healing wounds, and clearing up scars.
Method:
Slice ½ of a “Irish”  potatoAdd it to distilled or purified waterLet sit overnight.Drink ½ cup twice a day
 Hemorrhoids
“…he hath borne griefs, and carried our sorrows…” Isaiah 53:4 KJV
Slice the potato into the shape of a french fry no larger than your “pinky” finger.Insert it through the rectum and hold overnight.It will pass with in the morning with your bowel movement and your inflammation will be gone.
Potato Poultice
“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5
Use a regular sized, white “Irish” potatoThinly slice about ½ of the potato on a sheet of paper towel.Bruise the potato until the juices flow outWrap it around the affected area with saran wrap.Leave on for 4-6 hours or overnight.
Contraindications
While the potato itself is not toxic, green potatoes and the new sprouts of the potato plant are poisonous,These poisonous chemicals can cause headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, thirst, restlessness, and can be fatalPotatoes affect your blood sugar, so if you diabetes regulate your intake of potatoes as you would any carbohydrate. [1]
“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead…” Romans 1:20 KJV
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