Potatoes, Powerful Smooth Skin - Potato 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
According to Prof. Dr. H. Arjatmo Tjokronegoro, MPH, in 100 grams of potatoes, the energy contained 83.00 calories, 2.00 grams protein, 0.10 grams fat, carbohydrate 19.10 g, 11.00 mg calcium, phosphorus 56.00 g, 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.
Another benefit of potato is neutralize the uric acid in the blood, treating kidney disease and heart, and reduce mucus in the throat and nose.
In addition, according to Dr. Nicholas Perricone, an assistant of clinical for 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 that made by him, can 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.
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 is eating potatoes in the number of taste . Also, do not eat potatoes that are still young and green due to high solanine content. If you want to reduce the reaction of solanine, it can be done by storing in cold or damp.
Some potato recipes
According to some sources, one of Broto Soedibyo, some health problems can be overcome with potatoes, among others:
1. 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. Cut in half and rub on your palms until clean.
2. 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.
3. Eliminating 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.
4. Smooth skin
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.