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10 Incredible Health Benefits of Purple Potatoes

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If you’ve never heard of the Purple Viking, the Purple Peruvian or the Purple Majesty, then it’s likely that you’ve never had a purple potato on your dinner table. Purple potatoes are a variety of potato with purple-colored skin and flesh which originate from Bolivia and Peru.

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10 Incredible Health Benefits of Purple Potatoes

  1. 1. PURPLE POTATOES: 10 Amazing Health Benefits of Purple Potatoes
  3. 3. 1. SUPPORTS NATURAL WEIGHT LOSS Purple potatoes are a healthy high-fiber food source, containing both soluble and insoluble fiber. By increasing the number of purple potatoes in your diet, you will be increasing the amount of dietary fiber, which will support natural weight loss, excellent digestion, and will even help to lower your cholesterol READ MORE..
  4. 4. 2. HELPS TO REDUCE BLOOD PRESSURE Consumers of purple potatoes in the study lowered their blood pressure by 3-4% . They are also an excellent source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, which helps to regulate circulation and keeps capillaries and arteries in the cardiovascular system healthy READ MORE..
  5. 5. 3. REDUCES THE  RISK OF BLOOD CLOTS  Research published in the Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology found that the chlorogenic acid in purple potatoes helped to prevent thrombosis (blood clotting), which is one of the leading causes of death in the world READ MORE..
  6. 6. 4. EXCELLENT FOR EYES Purple potatoes are packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients which help to prevent age-related macular degeneration. The antioxidants also help to reduce free radical damage caused by the sun, environmental pollution, smoke, alcohol, and pesticides READ MORE..
  7. 7. 5. NATURAL ANTI‐AGING Anthocyanins are phytonutrients that give purple potatoes their vibrant color. They have been found to contain more than 150 flavonoids, which have been proven to reduce the visible signs of aging and help to prevent free-radical damage to healthy cells in the body READ MORE..
  8. 8. Just one cup of purple potatoes contains 8% of the daily recommended amount of magnesium and potassium, which helps to keep fluid levels balanced and prevents swelling, bloating, and edema READ MORE.. 6. REDUCES FLUID RETENTION
  9. 9. The excellent amount of insoluble fiber makes this type of potato the perfect choice for sustaining high energy levels for long periods of time, which is particularly useful for athletes READ MORE.. 7. PROVIDES PLENTY OF ENERGY
  10. 10. 2 cups of diced purple potatoes contain as much as 44% of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin C, which is excellent for boosting the immune system READ MORE.. 8. GREAT IMMUNE BOOSTER
  11. 11. One cup of purple potatoes contains 0.2 milligrams of Vitamin B6, which is 12% of the daily recommended amount. Vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, helps to regulate hormones and reduces the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) READ MORE.. 9. KEEPS HORMONES BALANCED & PREVENTS DEPRESSION
  12. 12. 10. STRENGTHENS TEETH AND BONES Manganese is a mineral which helps to create essential enzymes for building bones and just one cup of purple potatoes contains 10% of the daily recommended amount of it READ MORE..