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10-06-2016

An Introduction To The Purple Potato - A Protein-packed Super Food

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Health benefits

The purple potato is fast earning a reputation for being something of a super food. In fact, many renowned celebrity chefs and five star restaurants are learning new ways to incorporate it into new dishes and general diet plans. This staple potato is turning up more and more in health food stores because it is full of natural goodness. They contain high levels of antioxidant phytochemicals that are found in other food groups like berries and pomegranates. Antioxidant properties kill and prevent germs and bacteria and this in turn can reduce swelling and inflammation. Blood circulation is purified and muscles and tendons are strengthened. It also has a high concentrate of chlorogenic acid. Research trials have found when this is used on mice there can be a significant reduction in blood pressure levels. The purple potato is also packed with protein and has no fat content so it makes a good carbohydrate that can keep cholesterol readings balanced.

Preventing and curing cancer

The purple potato has been the focus of some cancer research trials which have come up with some interesting results. The Kansas State University found that it can significantly slow down the development of dangerous cancerous stem cells and in some cases has proven to be useful when it comes to colon cancer. The purple potato is very useful to those who might have a poor digestive system as it has natural fibre that regulates and restores harmony and balance. For those who carry excess weight, the purple potato is the perfect food which won't make you gain pounds and because it's a great source of potassium and protein, you'll be getting all the nutrients your body needs to stay fit and healthy.
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