Potato day keeps the doctor away? If you're watching your weight, you probably know that you should stay away from potatoes. However, a new study shows that potatoes can actually lower blood pressure without causing weight gain.
In the study, patients are overweight or obese, with high blood pressure consume 6-8 purple potatoes with skin two times a day for months. They were told there is a purple potatoes, because the root is particularly rich in micronutrients. The potatoes were baked in a microwave oven, which helped to preserve picatinney substances.
The results showed a decrease in diastolic and systolic blood pressure. Most participants took antihypertensive drugs and no one gained weight during the study. Although the researchers used purple potatoes, but I guess red potatoes can have the same effect. "Potatoes, more than perhaps any other vegetable, has an undeserved bad reputation that has led many health-conscious people to exclude it from their diet," he proteasomal Joe Vinson, who led the study. Actually, when prepared without frying(including French fries, chips) and served without butter, margarine or sour cream, the energy value of one of the potatoes only 110 calories and dozens of useful phytochemicals trace elements and vitamins.