When you think about diet and health, potatoes are probably the last thing that comes to mind. That's because we normally eat them fried or with tons of cream and sauce. Believe it or not, potatoes are ideal for weight loss because they have few calories and lots of fiber. In addition, potatoes are rich in many vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that have numerous health benefits. In this gallery we are going to show you why potato juice and raw potatoes are the best thing for your body.

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After you see the following gallery you are going to be in love with potato juice! Luckily for us, potatoes are very inexpensive and they are always available year round.

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Weight loss 1

Weight loss

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If you want to lose weight quickly on an “emergency diet,” potato juice is the answer. Prepare it with raw potatoes and add a little bit of water. You should drink a glass on an empty stomach and another glass two hours before bed. Do it for a week and you’ll be happy with the results. The potato absorbs body fat and makes you lose weight.

 

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For the wrinkles 2

For the wrinkles

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The high amounts of vitamins A, E and C in potatoes are ideal for minimizing the effect of wrinkles. Peel and grind the potato, mash the raw pieces and and apply the liquid on your face. Make sure you do it at least twice a day to notice the results.

 

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Rheumatic diseases 3

Rheumatic diseases

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Potatoes have anti-inflammatory properties that are ideal for relieving arthritis, joint and muscular problems. If you suffer from arthritis you should drink a glass of potato juice every morning on an empty stomach to loosen the tendons and strengthened the bones. Potatoes are very rich in calcium.

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Strong heart

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Potatoes are wonderful for the heart because they help flush fat from blood and prevent heart attacks. Be sure to include potato juice in your daily diet so your heart can get stronger. People with a history of heart disease should pay attention.

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Hair loss 5

Hair loss

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If you're suffering from premature hair loss, a homemade potato mask is perfect for the problem. Prepare potato juice, add one egg white and a couple drops of honey and apply it on the scalp. Leave it on for two hours and see how fast your hair grows. Do it once a week to notice the difference.

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Kidney stones 6

Kidney stones

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The high concentration of phosphorus, calcium, iron, potassium, and zeaxanthin in potatoes makes them kidney stones’ biggest nightmares. If your body produces calcium stones, you should drink potato juice every day with a few drops of lemon juice. This powerful juice will dissolve the stones and you’ll eliminate them in the urine without pain.

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Detox 7

Detox

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Potato juice is a powerful antioxidant that cleanses the body from free radicals and toxins. You should drink a glass of potato juice at least once a week to remove toxic agents from the body. 

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Cholesterol

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Drink potato juice daily to prevent fat from calcifying in your veins. It will also help you keep your cholesterol level down. The copper, iron and other minerals in potatoes will control the excessive production of bad cholesterol (LDL).

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Alkalinity 9

Alkalinity

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Potato juice is great for eliminating the excess of acid in the body and restore alkalinity levels. It’s also ideal to help with problems caused by acid reflux and help heal stomach ulcers. Overall, potato juice is great for digestion and intestinal problems. 

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Better vision

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The carotenoids, zeaxanthin and vitamin A in yellow and red potatoes are excellent for your vision. Eat potatoes of those colors and drink their juice to improve your sight. Potato juice also helps diminish the presence of floaters in your eyes and strengthen them. 

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Eczema

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Potatoes are rich in vitamin B-complex, which is perfect to solve skin problems such as eczema, redness and dry skin. Peel a potato and put a piece on the affected area to heal it. For dramatic results, you should drink potato juice every day to prevent such problems.

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Cancer

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It’s not scientifically proven, but some researchers believe that the anthocyanins and carotenoids present in purple and red potatoes help fight cancer cells. Prepare a juice with these potatoes and drink it every day to prevent cancerous cells from forming in the body.