Consumed far less than other vegetable juices, potato juice nevertheless constitutes a health benefit cocktail. Rich in nutrients, good for the skin and liver, but also for the digestive system, this juice can also be of great help when added to your weight loss diet.
The potato is one of the most consumed vegetables in the world. Very nutritious and satiating, it can be prepared in different ways, but did you know that it can also be consumed as juice?
Potato juice is used to treat various health problems. This drink contains a variety of nutrients, including potassium, phosphorus, iron, calcium, B vitamins and vitamin A and C, for the proper functioning of the body. Through its components, the potato juice helps slow the aging of the skin and reduce dark circles. But beyond these uses in beauty treatment, this juice helps cleanse the liver and facilitate its operation and that of the gallbladder. It is therefore ideal detox food.
Potato juice also helps to alkalize the body, or to restore its acid-base balance, which can be very useful, especially as the current lifestyle promotes the production of acidity. The alkalizing effect of potato juice and its anti-inflammatory properties help prevent and relieve arthritis, rheumatism, joint pain and gout.
Furthermore, the potato juice is used to treat digestive problems. It can be prescribed to treat heartburn, gastritis, ulcers or constipation. This drink helps stimulate digestion and can, therefore, facilitate weight loss.
Recall that a digestive system that is not working well can contribute to weight gain. Indeed, when the operation of this system is altered, it causes poor absorption of nutrients and also hampers the elimination of toxins and fats, which end up being stored in the body. Result: weight gain.
Thus, the potato juice can help lose weight indirectly by stimulating the liver to eliminate toxins and aid digestion.
How to prepare potato juice?
Start by choosing the right potato. They must be fresh, firm and without green or black spots. Also make sure to remove germs that may be difficult to digest. Since you will use the potatoes unpeeled, it is imperative to choose organic to enjoy more nutrients and not to ingest pesticides.
Wash the potatoes thoroughly and cut them into small pieces. Place in a juicer, and voila, your juice is ready!
If you don’t have this machine at home, you can grate the potato and squeeze the juice.
How to consume the potato juice?
Drink ½ cup potato juice every morning upon awakening, at least 30 minutes before breakfast and in the evening half an hour before dinner, every day for two weeks.
Don’t prepare the juice the day before; it should be fresh when you consume it.
The taste of the potato juice is not very pleasant, so you can mix it with carrot juice or add honey. No more than a teaspoon of this natural sweetener to monitor your calorie intake.
The potato juice alone obviously cannot make you lose weight. So be sure to balance your diet and practice regular physical activity, potato juice will compliment to optimize the results.
Get active at least 3 times a week and eat lots of fruits and vegetables while avoiding processed foods and foods high in sugar, salt and fat.