Updated: Apr 28
It’s not all about those yummy French Fries...
Potatoes are amazing and healthy, full of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Vitamins B6, C, K, potassium, Calcium and manganese. Plus loads of antioxidants.
Some people actually will drink potato juice In the raw. Believe me it’s not the best tasting thing. My son Chance actually was juicing potatoes and passed this information my way because one of our friends who was suffering from a lung disease. Sadly enough he passed away from fibrosis of the lungs along with lung transplant complications in 2019.
Today, we are all struggling with a crazy new virus called Covid-19. This virus has caused a worldwide pandemic. Taking the lives of mostly the elderly and people with underlined illnesses. As scientist struggle with making a vaccination which maybe years out, staying healthy is very important for all of us.
Who would ever think that you would be advised to seek advice from your doctor before simply drinking potato juice. Now some people may be on a special diet in which they can’t have potassium or on a low potassium diet. Like people who suffer from illnesses such as Cirrhosis of the liver.
Minerals found in your potatoes are iron and that high demanded mineral called zinc. Zinc may speed up wound healing and may enhance your immunity. Matter of fact juicing maybe a way to boost your immune system especially if your gardening organically. May boost your energy, lower cholesterol and may reverse Diabetes.
Potatoes also have loads of phytonutrients which is an organic components which is thought to promote good health.
Lowers blood pressure
Helps treat lung disease
Helps treat respiratory problems
Cleanses the liver
Helps with weight loss
Back pain relief
Stimulates blood circulation
Treats gout and removes Uric acid
Helps with brain function and nervous system
Potatoes juice daily serving size is 2-4 oz. or equivalent to 1/4-1/2 cup.
So for awhile the potato wasn’t getting the credit where the credit was due because of the low-carb diet craze. Making potato farmers struggle. So, rather if you’re enjoying eating in the raw, juicing or loving those fries. One thing we all can agree on is potatoes are amazing, from making yeast to bread or even making vodka.
Although when boiling, baking or frying your potatoes you are loosing loads of vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients.
So juicing in the raw is the best way togo if you‘re trying to get the most vitamins, minerals and antioxidants out of your potatoes.
Let’s get started juicing those potatoes.
What you’ll need is about 3 potatoes for a 1/2 cup of your daily serving size and a juicer machine.
First thing first lets prepare those potatoes by simply start by washing the outside and removing the eyes. No need to peel your potatoes because the skins are also loaded with vitamins. Then you want to cube them and if there’s any black spots just throw them away in your compost pile.
Now you’re ready to juice those potatoes but wait a minute remember how I mentioned the taste. Let’s fix this by juicing a small prepared apple by coring and removing any of those seeds.
Other fruits and vegetables can be added and juiced too. Such as~
Don't over do it find your happy medium because at the end of the day you will be drinking it.
Happy juicing, stay healthy and stay safe yours truly, Julie @ Hippie Hemp Soaps