Potatoes? Yes - You Can Juice Them!

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Plants offer us a wide variety of nutrients and medicinal properties. A varied, rich diet of whole foods will set the foundation for good health. Chronic inflammation, which has been related to heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and other conditions, affects at least 40% of Americans.

Any herbalist's practice would be incomplete without anti-inflammatory plants. Although it may sound absurd, potatoes are high on that list! The tuber has a broad range of health advantages, with the most notable one being that it can effectively treat chronic inflammation. By feeding your body with plants, you may regain control of your health.

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Perks Of Potato Juice

Potatoes are commonly categorized as empty carbs as a "food". In terms of nutrition, potatoes are rich in manganese, potassium, and vitamins B6, C, and B6. Potato juice is a potent technique to concentrate these nutrients and make sure your body absorbs them. However, cooking denatures a lot of these vitamins due to heat. Best way to consume for health, is by juicing.

Nutritional Benefits

With just a half-cup serving, you can meet your recommended daily intake of these vitamins and minerals:

Vitamin C

Ascorbic acid, another name for vitamin C, is crucial for good health. Antioxidant defenses against free radicals keep your cells healthy and are necessary for the wellbeing of the majority of bodily components. The amount of vitamin C in a half-cup of potato juice is about 60 milligrams.


After being absorbed, potassium is transported throughout the body. As an electrolyte, potassium controls how much fluid enters and leaves your cells.

Vitamin B6

The central nervous system and metabolism, as well as the brain and weight management, are all benefited by vitamin B6. This important nutrient is water-soluble, so your body cannot store it. Therefore, it's imperative to get enough vitamin B6 on a daily basis. You can consume potato juice to help you get your 1.2 mg of potassium per day.


Another mineral that is necessary for a healthy body is manganese. Like potassium, manganese is only necessary in minimal amounts in our diets, but deficiencies can have negative effects on our blood sugar levels, metabolism, and bone health. Manganese may help your body control insulin, according to preliminary study.

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Nutrients give off antioxidants.

Potatoes have a high nutritional value in addition to having a lot of antioxidants. The terms antioxidant and anti-inflammatory are frequently used in the context of health foods, but what does this mean for you?

Your cells are protected from free radicals by antioxidants. Free radicals are toxic substances that destroy cells. Antioxidants are therefore crucial for maintaining your body's health and vitality as well as aiding your immune system generally.

Anti-Inflammatory Compounds in Abundance

Foods that are anti-inflammatory have immune-stimulating ingredients that aid your body in fighting chronic inflammation. Potato juice has a high level of chlorogenic acid in addition to antioxidants. CGA is a polyphenol with anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, and anti-carcinogenic qualities.

To make potato juice

It is easy to make potato juice at home. There are several distinct methods. Of course, you can just put the potatoes in your electric vegetable juicer and turn it on if you have one. A juicer is not, however, available to everyone. In that situation, using supplies that are common in most kitchens, you can easily juice potatoes by hand.

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2 to 3 russet potatoes

Box grater

Cloth napkin or cheesecloth

Measuring cup or bowl

Potatoes must be peeled. In order to prevent solanine poisoning, peel the potatoes and expose the flesh.

Grate and peel the potatoes. Your potatoes will become pulp if you use a box grater to grate them.

Fold your cheesecloth. Scoop out about a cup of potato pulp while covering your bowl or measuring cup with the cloth (or towel).

Squeeze the potato pulp into the cup after wrapping it in the cloth. Working in parts, squeeze one scoop of pulp at a time. Repeat this process until all of the pulp has been squeezed for juice, then discard the pulp.

Drink. The potato liquid should be stirred before drinking. The starches will start to sink to the bottom in considerable quantities. The majority of the nutrients are in this silt, so give it a little stir and drink it!

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Advisory on potato juice

Potato juice can be somewhat harsh on its own. If you don't mind taking a sip or two of the bitter juice, you can eat it on its own. To cover up the less attractive flavors, combine them with apple and carrot juice.

Precaution And Adverse Reactions

Although potato juice provides a number of benefits, it should only be used seldom. If drunk in excess, potato juice might harm the GI tract. In raw potatoes, a protein called lectin can bind to carbs and making them challenging to digest. If you consume too much lectin, it can upset your stomach to the point where you could vomit.

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