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Updated on March 10, 2016

As with other vegetables and fruits, to discard the potato peel we remove large amounts of nutrients that could be very beneficial for our body. The potato is a

In gastronomy have hundreds of uses and almost all use it without its shell; however, so not many yet know it is that just in this part many of its properties are concentrated due to its high content of fiber, vitamins and minerals.

There are several reasons why you should not remove the skin potatoes when cooking. This time we want to share 10 Benefits show that can become even better than the tuber.

1. They contain essential nutrients

For centuries potatoes have become part of the diets of many cultures because they represent a source of essential nutrients for the body.

These contain:

Vitamin C.
B vitamins

2. They are satiating
Many people suppress their potato meal plans because these provide significant amounts of carbohydrates.

However, unlike what many believe, the complex carbohydrates that contain are healthy and do not pose a lot of calories.

A potato cooked without oils and other additives keep the glycemic index at stable levels and increases the feeling of fullness for longer.

Include a small portion at lunch keep a full stomach and remote cravings.
3. They contain fiber

Fiber is one of the nutrients that stand out from the skin of the potato. This contributes to a proper bowel movement, bringing other important benefits to the digestive system.

To preserve this property, shells are to be consumed cooked, steamed or infusion.
4. Prevent stress
The consumption of this vegetable with skin included gives the body a good amount of vitamin B6, a nutrient that helps in cell repair.

Their frequent use supports decreased tissue damage and reduces the presence of neurotransmitters that cause stress.

Vitamin B6 stimulates the release of serotonin and dopamine, two types of hormones that regulate moods.
5. strengthen the immune system

Potato skin is a source of vitamins C, B and calcium, all necessary to protect the body's immune system.

Its use helps maintain good energy levels for better physical and mental performance.
6. Could Prevent Cancer
The potato skin contains substances known as phytochemicals, whose effects in the body help to destroy malignant cells that cause cancer.

It also provides chlorogenic acid that has been associated with the destruction of tumors without affecting healthy tissues.
7. It controls blood sugar

Fiber and other nutrients potato shell are a great help to control and prevent high levels of blood sugar or type 2 diabetes.
8. Lowers Cholesterol
Patients with high cholesterol should be taking advantage of the qualities of the potatoes in their skins to reduce their presence in the blood.

Fiber and powerful antioxidants such as polyphenols and glycoalkaloids have a very positive effect on the removal of excess fat accumulated in the arteries.
9. Prevents heart disease

Besides being a support to regulate cholesterol, peel the potato provides potassium, an essential to balance fluids in the body tissues and blood pressure control mineral.

Its incorporation in the diet decreases the chances of having a heart attack or stroke.
10. Good for digestion
Although they have a good amount of complex carbohydrates, they are not a source of fats or proteins that hinder digestion.

Provided that when ingested in moderate portions, are a great option for those who have difficulty digesting hard foods.

Just do not should be eaten in large quantities because they lead to suffering heartburn or reflux.
Important note!

Before making the decision to consume potatoes in their skins, it should be noted that these do not have greenish discoloration or outbreaks.

The presence of these can be toxic due to its high content of solanine, a bitter taste glycoalkaloid that comes as own pesticide of this vegetable.

To remove simply wash well and cut these parts.


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