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Good Reasons To Eat Raw Potatoes

Updated on March 28, 2019
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Margaret Minnicks is a health-conscious person who researches the health benefits of foods and drinks.


Would You Eat A Raw White Potato?

When people think about white potatoes, they might think about how they are cooked. Biting into a raw potato isn't as common as eating a baked potato, French fries, mashed potatoes or potato salad; however, this article is about the benefits of eating raw potatoes to cure what ails you.

Believe it or not, raw white potatoes have many health benefits because of their nutrients. A raw white potato is loaded with Vitamin C, thiamin, niacin, potassium, and other ingredients to make it the perfect food to keep you healthy.

Eat Raw Potatoes For Arthritis and Rheumatism


For Arthritis
Why continue to suffer from arthritis in your joints? You can get relief by simply drinking 1-2 teaspoons of potato juice before each meal. You will experience immediate results because the potato juice helps to reduce pain and inflammation in your joints.

For Rheumatism
Raw potato juice is also an excellent remedy for rheumatism. Press 1-2 teaspoonfuls of potato juice out of raw potatoes. Drink the potato juice before meals to help eliminate the acid condition that causes rheumatism.

Eat Raw Potatoes To Fight Cancer


If you have dark circles under your eyes, place a raw potato slice under them. The raw potato will eliminate dark circles on the skin and puffiness on tired eyes. Leave the raw potato slices on the eyelids for a few minutes. When the slices are removed, you will see some immediate results.

Eat Raw Potatoes For Dark Circles Under Eyes

Eat Raw Potatoes For Skin Problems

Not only will raw potato slices help the skin under your eyes, they are also good for any dry, wrinkled, or itching skin. Apply crushed raw potatoes on your skin and massage.

Also, apply crushed raw potatoes on your hands to remove bruises, burns, boils, sunburns, and other skin problems. The nutrients from the crushed raw potato will moisturize your skin and will give it a glow.

Use a Raw Potato For Back Pain

You might not be able to reach your back, but get someone to apply a poultice of crushed raw potatoes on your back where the pain is. It will definitely help.

Eat Raw Potatoes To Reduce High Cholesterol Levels

Drinking raw potatoes juice can help lower high cholesterol levels because of the antioxidants that are in raw potatoes.

Eat Raw Potatoes For Scurvy

Vitamin C in potato juice can help people recover from scurvy because scurvy is a disease caused by a Vitamin C deficiency.

Raw potato benefits in relieving scurvy symptoms that include weakness, feeling tired, curly hair, sore arms, and legs. Without proper treatment of scurvy, there will be a decrease in red blood cells, gum disease, and bleeding from the skin.

Use a Raw Potato For Gout


If you have gout, simply apply a poultice of crushed raw potato on the area of the pain on the big toe. You will be surprised how quickly you will get relief.

Put a Raw Potato In Your Socks To Break a Fever

An old wise tale says to put a raw potato in one's sock to break a fever. Grandmothers and some parents swear by this method especially when it comes to their children and grandchildren. It also works for adults.

Put a white potato in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to get it cold. Slice the potato and put the slices in each sock. One woman reported that when she had a high fever, she did this and began to watch a movie. By the end the movie was over, her temperature was back to normal. The heat from her body had cooked the potato slices.

Eat Raw Potatoes For Stomach Problems

If you ever have an up stomach, ulcers, and digestion problems, try eating a raw white potato or drink white potato juice from crushed potatoes. You will be able to experience some immediate results.


Eat Raw Potatoes For Headaches

We know aspirins help when you have a splitting headache, but the next time you have a headache, place a thin slice of potato on your forehead. It will make your headache go away fast.

If you have throbbing headaches on a regular basis, try drinking 1/4 cup of hot potato juice before each meal.


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More Benefits For Eating Raw Potatoes

  • Eating raw white potatoes prevents premature aging and protects the skin.
  • Eating raw white potatoes helps keep your heart healthy.
  • Eat raw white potatoes to help regulate blood pressure.
  • Eating raw white potatoes help prevent constipation and keeps your bowels regular.
  • Raw white potatoes have the capability to cure impotence and increase sexual capability.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.


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