8 Good Reasons to Start Drinking Raw Potato Juice

FOOD  |  February 17, 2017
  • 1. It soothes your tummy
    1 / 8 1. It soothes your tummy

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    Potato juice is very alkaline. It is among the most alkaline foods – and works to neutralise stomach acid and soothe stomaches. When consumed in its raw state, it also retains a type of resisant startch that soothes gastrointestinal disturbances.

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  • 2. Detox with potato juice
    2 / 8 2. Detox with potato juice

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    It also works well as an inexpesnive detoxing agent to flush out your liver and gall bladder.

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  • 3. It’s anti-inflammatory
    3 / 8 3. It’s anti-inflammatory

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    The antioxidants found in raw potato juice have anti-inflammatory properties, which help to prevent chronic inflammatory illnesses such as arthritis and eczema, as well as relieve discomfort caused by them.

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  • 4. It promotes digestion
    4 / 8 4. It promotes digestion

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    Raw potato juice favours the multiplication of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract, and has been known to not only promote effective digestion, but also improve appetite.

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  • 5. Use it as an external treatment
    5 / 8 5. Use it as an external treatment

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    Drinking potato juice reportedly reduces excessive dryness of the skin. Or apply cold potato juice to sunburnt skin for a cooling sensation that’ll alleviate pain, or to blemishes to treat them.

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  • 6. It works wonders for your hair
    6 / 8 6. It works wonders for your hair

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    Mix potato juice with aloe vera to get a moisturising hair treatment that’ll help your hair regain its shine. Or apply a mixture of potato juice, honey and egg white to your hair for a few hours before washing off to stimulate hair growth.

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  • 7. It helps your heart
    7 / 8 7. It helps your heart

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    Potato juice is said to be a treatment of sorts for cardiovascular diseases as it prevents blockage of the arteries and is beneficial for the heart. A cup a day can also help to relieve heartburn.

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  • 8. Potatoes are great!
    8 / 8 8. Potatoes are great!

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    And of course, the obvious. Other than being a good source of protein and fibre, potatoes are rich in nutrients like vitamins A and C, a range of B vitamins and minerals like calcium, iron, phosphorus and potassium.

    (Also Read: Trending! Sweet Potatoes are the New It Ingredient)

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