Raw potato or potato juice: benefits and properties

The potatoes are edible tubers belonging to the patatera (known scientifically with the name of Solanum tuberosum L), becoming one of the oldest foods that exist, especially for its use by the peoples of America just before Christopher Columbus reached their land. In fact, it is known that the ancient Incas already consumed it on a daily basis, although its consumption did not tend to spread to other continents such as Europe until the seventeenth century.

The most common is to cook potatoes, so they tend to lose some of their essential nutrients, but ultimately not enough to stop being a nutritious as healthy food. It is a food rich in complex carbohydrates, so it is ideal when it comes to keeping blood sugar levels at bay, while increasing our energy little by little and providing satiety.

Believe it or not, did you know that potatoes are very rich in vitamin C? It is, as you surely know, a fundamental essential nutrient at the time of enhancing our natural immunity, as well as to increase defenses. It is very rich in potassium, helping to control high blood pressure.

In addition to cooked, another option to enjoy its interesting qualities and benefits is making a wonderful raw potato juice, although it is a very curious option when it comes to consuming it, it provides many healing and nutritional properties. We explain the most important ones.

Benefits of raw potato juice

Good for the digestive system

Raw potato juice is very alkaline, so that it becomes an ideal natural option to improve digestion and calm the discomfort of the stomach that can occur in the event of indigestion or heavy digestion.

It is also very interesting in case of gastritis, a very common condition consisting of irritation of the gastric mucosa, whose causes are actually very varied: bad eating habits, abuse of certain medications such as anti-inflammatory drugs, bacteria Helicobacter Pylori or for emotional reasons, in which case we will find ourselves before the one known as emotional gastritis, which appears especially in situations of severe stress and excessive anxiety.

Excellent alkaline drink

As indicated in the previous lines, raw potato juice stands out as a highly alkaline due, which not only provides digestive and stomach benefits. It is also useful to alkalize our organism, so that it is useful in the prevention of different and different diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases or other more serious conditions, such as cancer.

Helps reduce cholesterol and triglycerides

The levels of high cholesterol and triglycerides have become a serious health problem in our day to day, since it tends to be a condition that does not cause symptoms until it is already too late.

Regularly drinking raw potato juice helps reduce high levels of fats in the blood, in a natural and effective way, especially if combined with the follow-up of a low-fat diet.

Beneficial for cleaning the liver and gallbladder

It is quite possible that when debugging the liver you know certain plants and herbs that are very popular in this sense: they emphasize the artichoke, the milk thistle and the dandelion. But did you know that Raw potato juice helps cleanse the liver and purify it naturally?.

It becomes, in fact, a traditional remedy widely used in various countries -such as Japan- in the medical treatment of hepatitis, with excellent results.

Good for arthritis

In case of high uric acid, gout or joint pains, Raw potato juice exerts an anti-inflammatory action, being very interesting to alleviate the conditions indicated above.

How to make raw potato juice

To make the raw potato juice you need 2 medium potatoes and half a glass of water (optional). First wash the potatoes to remove the soil. Peel them and cut them into pieces. Put them in the glass of the blender or blender and liquefy them - or shake them - until you get the juice. If it seems too thick, you can add half a glass of water and keep blending.

Image | Tommy Hemmert Olesen This article is published for informational purposes only. You can not and should not replace the consultation with a Nutritionist. We advise you to consult your trusted Nutritionist.

Episode 7 - The Benefits of Raw Potato Juice (May 2024)