Benefits of Potatoes
The Agricultural Research Service in Navarre, America, has identified 60 different kinds of phytochemicals and vitamins in potato skins.Many of these were flavonoids, which help protect against cardiovasculardisease by lowering levels of bad LDLcholesterol and keeping arteries fatfree. The B vitamins in potatoes also protect arteries. Vitamin B6, found in potatoes, reduces levels of a molecule called homocysteine which is involved in inflammation and the furring up of arteries. High homocysteine levels are associated with a significantly increased risk of heart attack and stroke.