smoothen the skin with Potatoes

Tubers can be made a variety of confectionary. Can also be cooked in various ways. However, more than that, it turns out potatoes can make the skin smooth and palms, and even get rid of pimples and boils.

Types of vegetables are still a family with these tubers shape is simple. There are round, some oval, and many other irregular shapes.

Although the shape of-way and not very interesting, potato store a myriad of delights. Evidenced by the wide variety of processed potato foods, whether it's snacks and meals such as stew and others.

In fact, in some regions and countries, the potato become the staple food. Because, besides the minerals calcium and phosphorus, potatoes also contain carbohydrates.

According to Prof. Dr. H. Arjatmo Tjokronegoro, MPH, of the energy contained 100 grams of potato 83.00 calories, 2.00 grams protein, 0.10 grams fat, carbohydrate 19.10 g, 11.00 mg calcium, phosphorus 56.00 grams , 0.30 g fiber, iron 0.70 mg, 0.09 mg vitamin B1, vitamin B2 0.03 mg, vitamin C 16.00 mg, 1.40 mg niacin, and others.

Meanwhile, the mineral content of sodium with a high alkaline content of the potato to increase the pH is too acidic on the body. The content of this helps maintain heart health and enhance tissue elasticity and bending muscles of the body. Another benefit of the potato is neutralize the uric acid in the blood, treating kidney disease and heart, and reduce mucus in the throat and nose.

Alpha-lipoic acid

In addition, according to Dr. Nicholas Perricone, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Yale University Medical Center, United States, in the potato there is a supplement called alpha-lipoic acid, which can increase growth. These supplements are used in every organism. There are no food sources that have plenty of this nutrient content than potato.

In his research, Dr. Nicholas found that tropical fluid alpha-lipoic acid is made to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and other changes associated with aging in the skin. "Initially we saw a reduction in inflammation (inflammation) so swollen in the eyes of decline," says Perricone.

In recent weeks, black circles under the eyes begin to flatten. In other studies with alpha-lipoic acid liquid is more concentrated, the subjects under study reported that the former becomes more subtle scar after the use for eight weeks.

Various other studies have found that alpha-lipoic acid are also efficacious for the heart. Lester Packer of the University of California, Berkeley, USA, obtain evidence, the animals receiving this supplement in their diet appear more quickly recover from a heart attack compared to those without.

A study conducted in Germany in 1997 also found that 800 mg of alpha-lipoic acid per day significantly improves cardiac function among the diabetes.

Can make nausea

Potatoes are very useful. However, like other foods, if most, will result in no good. So it is with potatoes. When consumed in excess, the potatoes will cause effects such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. This happens because there is a substance called solanine.

There are several things that need attention to prevent it, that eating potatoes in the number of taste. Also, do not eat potatoes that are still young and green due to high solaninnya content. If you want to reduce the reaction of solanine, it can be done by storing them in cold or damp.

Various names

Vegetables named Latin Solanum tuberosum L include family Solanaceae and has a lot of varieties. Among other yellow potatoes, white potatoes, red potatoes, and potatoes is also black, or often also called Java potatoes (Coleus tuberosus, Benth.)

Thin-skinned vegetables and cultured by planting tubers directly in this land has a name that is very diverse in every area. For example, the potato is called bushels in Aceh, gowi balandra (Nias), huwi kumeli (Sunda), wowol (Minahasa), farkia woranda (Papua), and much more.

Some potato recipes

According to some sources, one of Broto Soedibyo, some health problems can be overcome with potatoes, among others:

* Smooth the palms

- One potato tuber
- One fruit lemon

Directions: Clean the bulb with water and peel potatoes. After that scar. After the pulverized grater, rub the palms of the hands repeatedly. Let the grater is embedded in the palm of the hand of approximately 20-30 minutes. After that, take the orange juice. Belahlah in half and rub on your palms until clean.

* Clean the spots on the skin

- One potato tuber
- Water taste
- A tablespoon of honey

Directions: Clean the tubers of potatoes, peeled and cut into small pieces. Enter the potato pieces in a juicer. Give a little water to help the process pelumatan. Drink the juice of potatoes at once. Do it for several days. One glass a day until the spots disappear.

* Eliminate Acne

Ingredients: - One potato tuber

Directions: Clean and peel potatoes. After that, thinly sliced ​​about 3 millimeters. Before use, you should wash your face first to the net. Paste the potato slices on the acne. Let the potatoes sticking to grayish in color and dry. Do it every day at bedtime.

* Smooth leather
Ingredients: - Two potato tuber

Directions: Once cleaned and peeled potatoes, shredded and then crushed until soft. Before applied to the skin of the face, first wash your face with water. Then, apply all grated on facial skin until evenly distributed. Let grater attached to the skin until about an hour. After that, wash with water.

* Boils on the head
Ingredients: - One potato tuber

Directions: Once cleaned and peeled, shredded and crushed potatoes until soft. Paste the grated potato in the boil and let it stick to dry. If not deflate, pasted again with grated potatoes.

* Eliminate swelling in the eye
- One potato tuber
- A clean thin cloth about the size of a handkerchief.

Directions: After the potatoes are cleaned and peeled, then shredded and crushed. Wrap the grated potatoes in a cloth. Emphasize the packing on the part of the eye to swell a bit strong so that the water soaking the potatoes out of the swollen skin. Perform these actions repeatedly.

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