Potatoes are something which must be in kitchen ingredients. Honestly, no Indian food is worthy without potatoes. Although there is a misconception that eating potatoes can affect your weight balance. Consumption of anything in more massive amount causes the reverse. But taking it at accurate limits serves it in best ways. Just like that, potatoes too conforms some outstanding advantages to the body.

100 grams of potatoes contain

Calories- 94

Carbohydrates- 21.08 grams

Fat- 0.15 grams

Fibre- 2.1 grams

Protein- 2.10 grams

Cholesterol- 0 gram

Health Benefits

Metabolism: As potatoes are a great source of vitamin B6, which helps in energising metabolism. This vitamin helps in breaking down the carbohydrates and proteins into glucose and amino acids which is efficiently utilised inside the body for energy.

Cancer: Folates present in potatoes plays a significant role in un DNA synthesis and repair, which further helps in preventing the creation of any cancerous cells.

Skin health: Vitamin C plays an essential role in skin health, as vitamin C promotes the production of collagen, which is responsible for flawless and spotless skin.

Health Risk

Potatoes belong to nightshade family like tomatoes which at times can be poisonous. The shoots and leaves of potatoes are strictly avoided because they content poison in them.

Potatoes which have green discolouration or sprouted mostly contain solanine which has toxic compounds and can cause respiratory problems and at times headache and cramp issues too

Superficial carbohydrates level is high in potatoes which might act against the body if someone with diabetes or obesity consumes it in the higher limit