Truth is, the toxic oil that potatoes are fried in, the cheese sauce ladled on top, and the butter, milk, and cream mashed in are what have the world convinced that potatoes are bad for us. Potatoes don’t cause health issues; the other ingredients served with them do.
The entire potato, inside and out, is valuable and beneficial for your health: potato plants draw some of the highest concentration of macro and trace minerals from the earth. Potatoes are also high in potassium and rich in vitamin B6, as well as a fantastic source of amino acids, especially lysine in its bioactive form. Lysine is a powerful weapon against viruses such as Epstein-Barr and shingles that are behind rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain, autoimmune disease, and more. Potatoes also contain tyrosine, a chemical needed to produce thyroid hormones.
Potatoes are antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial, with nutritional cofactors and coenzymes plus bioactive compounds to help keep you healthy and assist you with stress.
Potatoes can help heal digestive conditions. Soothing to the intestinal linings because they are gentle on the nerves inside the lining—they’re nonabrasive—potatoes assimilate and digest easily, even with some of the worst digestive issues.
Potatoes bind onto colonies of bacteria that are causing diverticulitis or prostatitis and carry them out past the colon; they can drive out strep, E. coli, staph, and unproductive funguses from the body. The chemical compounds in potatoes have a sticky, binding nature to them. It’s not just the starch that causes this. As potato moves through the intestinal tract, pathogens cling and bind to the compounds and can’t escape. Potatoes even help drive worms such as pinworms out of the rectum.
Potatoes are good for the brain and the liver, helping us to be grounded and centered. Potatoes are high in glucose that provides substance to the liver, as it’s precisely what the liver relies on to keep strong. It also helps build up glycogen storage, the very resource that protects us against blood sugar problems, weight gain, fatty liver, and dirty blood syndrome.
Enjoy potatoes steamed (without oil, butter, or cream) for maximum healing benefits.
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When people eat potatoes, they often choose something to have with them. People like to have cheese or sour cream on their baked potatoes; milk and butter on their mashed potatoes; and mayonnaise in a potato salad. It is not commonly known for someone to choose to eat a potato on its own. Even when someone is eating French fries by themselves at a restaurant, it isn’t really potatoes on their own, it is potatoes coated or fried in vegetable oil or lard.
When we think potatoes, we often think “high in carbs” or “this will put on unwanted pounds,” and choose to stay away from them. Potatoes become the food to blame because of misinformation. We are so worried about carbohydrates, thinking that is the issue, and overlook something more important as being the problem – what we are adding to our potato.
We can eat a bag of greasy potato chips, have grease smeared all over our hands and face, on the beverage we’re holding, and on our napkin, and still say “I’ve got to watch my carbs. I’m eating too many fries.” Instead, we should be saying “I’ve got to watch my grease, I’m eating too much fat.” This same concept applies to baked potatoes with sour cream, butter, and cheese. We may say, “I just had a big carb meal” instead of the truth, which is, “I just put a ton of fat on top of my poor potato.” It is the combination of putting fat and carbs together that is troublesome for the body. Our body doesn’t have a hard time breaking down, assimilating, and digesting glucose from a potato—our bodies thrive on it. Our liver, gallbladder, stomach, and pancreas have a hard time digesting and breaking down fats, especially in the form of dairy products, such as milk, cheese, butter, frying oils and lard. These fats are to blame for weight gain, not potatoes. When we ignore that, it defies common sense.
Diabetes and Insulin Resistance
Potatoes have been picked on for being a harmful food for diabetics because many people believe potatoes drive up A1C levels. The truth is, potatoes are not to blame for rising A1C levels in the body. The fat contained in the oil and dairy products usually consumed on top of potatoes are the reason A1C levels may rise in the body. When fat and sugar are consumed together, insulin resistance can occur. This can happen because the fat in the bloodstream inhibits the sugar and insulin from entering cells, and instead suspends it in the bloodstream causing insulin resistance.
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Healing Properties of Potatoes
When health professionals think about the potato, they think it is void of nutrients, which couldn’t be further from the truth. Potatoes are high in Zinc and L-Lysine which are antiviral compounds and critical in stopping viruses, the very thing behind lupus, multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatoid arthritis, neurological Lyme disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, Reynaud’s syndrome, vertigo, POTS, endometriosis, PCOS, fibroids, and so much more. Health professionals will tell a patient struggling with endometriosis or PCOS to eat butter, cheese, and eggs, but to stay away from potatoes. Potatoes are an antiviral food and can stop pathogens from growing; whereas dairy products, the food many people put on top of their potatoes, are what feed viruses, grow pathogens, and can accelerate disease.