Irish potato: 8 reasons why you should eat it more

Irish potato is a riot vegetable filled with variety of nutrients. Irish potato was the largest variety of potatoes grown in Ireland in the 1800’s.

Some of the nutrients packed in Irish potato are;

  • Zinc
  • Sodium
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorus


1. Reduces blood pressure

Irish potato contains potassium, calcium and magnesium that help reduce blood pressure.


2. Weight management/reduction

Irish potato is satisfying and reduces so much appetite, so it makes a person feel full for a longer period of time without having to eat.


3. Digestion

Irish potato helps in the prevention of constipation and promote healthy digestive tract.


4. Cancer

The presence of folate in Irish potato plays a role in DNA synthesis and prevents different types of cancer cells from forming.


5. Boost brain functioning

It helps in maintaining the state of health of the brain. Irish potato contains vitamin B6 which is a useful brain chemical for the brain and contains other elements like phosphorus and zinc which are good for the brain.


6. Prevent scurvy

Scurvy is caused by deficiency in vitamin C and it’s characterized by anaemia and bleeding gum. Due to the high content of vitamin C, it helps prevent the disease.

Just take a moderate amount of potatoes.


7. Reliefs rheumatic disease

Irish potato contains magnesium, vitamins and calcium that work together to help provide a soothing relief for people who are facing rheumatic disease.


8. Reduces stress

Irish potato being a good source of vitamin B6 plays an important role in keeping the health of your nervous system optimal.

It also renews the body cell wall and prevents mood swings in human.

Irish potato helps in the secretion of adrenaline hormone that plays the role in stimulating happiness and relaxation.


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