Menu
Natural Home Remedies healthy recipesNatural Home Remedies healthy lifestyle
Food combinations and cooking methods, potatoes Part 1

Food combinations and cooking methods, potatoes Part 1

Potatoes relax and are useful in case of stress, anxiety, agitation before exams and insomnia, find out how to cook and serve potatoes in order to maximize their properties
Potato, solanum tuberosum, is a plant of the Solanaceae family. The edible part of the plant is formed by tubers, the potatoes, that are the enlarged underground stems. Potatoes can be purchased either when they have reached full maturity or when their development has been interrupted, in this case we speak of new potatoes. Be careful in case of germinated potatoes because solanine, a toxic alkaloid, is produced at this stage. Therefore, the germinated potato should not be eaten. Potatoes are a low-fat food while they are rich in carbohydrates, and therefore energy. Not only that, potatoes also provide proteins, in small quantities but of high biological value, mineral salts such as potassium, which gives the potatoes calming and relaxing properties on muscles and nervous system, calcium, iron, phosphorus and sodium, and vitamins, especially of the group B and C (Camire et al, Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr, 2009). Finally, potatoes also contain chlorogenic acid, in the pulp and in even greater quantities in the peel. This substance is antioxidant, anti-diabetes, anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity and anticancer, is reduced after storage and cooking but a part always remains present in the tuber (Weidel et al, JAOAC Int, May 2014 - Tajik et al, Eur J Nutr, 2017). Potatoes should be limited in case of diabetes. Let’s see some pieces of advice to cook and serve potatoes.

Potatoes, some cooking tips

Potatoes, as seen before, contain vitamin C. With cooking a part of this precious vitamin is lost but you can take precautions to limit this loss. In fact, vitamin C oxidizes due to an enzyme called ascorbic oxidase, whose action increases with the increase in heat and is maximum between 30 and 60° C. However, once a certain temperature is reached, it is estimated to be above 70° C, this enzyme becomes inactive and vitamin C is saved (Munyaka et al, J Food Sci, 2010). This is why it is better to cook the potatoes, and in general all the vegetables that contain vitamin C, such as broccoli, in covered pots and in already warm water in order to quickly reach the boiling point and make the enzyme inactive.

Potatoes, what is better to avoid

The potato has a great absorbing power, not for nothing it is often added when a preparation is too salty, in fact the potatoes will help to absorb the excess of salt. For the same reason, however, it is better to avoid cooking the potatoes with fish or meat, as the fats removed from these foods would be absorbed by the potato which, as a result, would become a high fat food and will be more indigestible.
Next time we will focus our attention deeper in food combinations with potatoes in order to maximize their relaxing action! Keep on following us!
AUTHOR
She combines her passion for a natural lifestyle and her university studies, she has indeed a Master of Science degree in Physics and a PhD in Physics in the field of biophysics. Reading scientific articles, being updated with the latest scientific researches and testing new methods and recipes is since always her job that, we hope, has become useful to you.
Natural Remedies App Logo
Get now the App Natural Remedies, the app for a healthy lifestyle and healthy food

Food combinations and cooking methods

Part 1
Part 1
Ginger is a plant, scientific name Zingiber officinale family of Zinziberaceae, whose rhizome, also called root, is used to cook, thanks to its fresh aroma, and to prepare herbal remedies. Ginger is rich indeed in active
Food combinations and cooking methods, eggplants
Food combinations and cooking methods, eggplants
The aubergine belongs to the Solanaceae family. Its fruit is a berry with a purple skin and a round or elongated shape based on the type of the plant. Eggplant fruit stimulates the liver and the thyroid, helps in case of
Part 2
Part 2
Ginger, scientific name Zingiber officinale, is a root with important beneficial properties. It is in fact anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and digestive, protects the heart and the immune system. But how can ginger be tak
Food combinations and cooking methods, hazelnuts
Food combinations and cooking methods, hazelnuts
Hazelnuts are loved by children and adults thanks to their sweet and slightly buttery taste that make them a truly irresistible mid-morning snack. But hazelnuts are also very healthy, in fact, they help to counteract chr
Food combinations and cooking methods, asparagus
Food combinations and cooking methods, asparagus
The edible parts of asparagus, scientific name Asparagus officinalis of the Liliaceae family, are its young shoots. These vegetables bring important healthy substances, such as rutin, with a protective action on the hear
Part 2
Part 2
Potatoes are edible tubers produced by the plant solanum tuberosum, belonging to the Solanaceae family. Potatoes aren’t a fatty food and, from the nutritional point of view, they are characterized by a high content in vi
Food combinations and cooking methods, carrots
Food combinations and cooking methods, carrots
Pleasantly crunchy, cheerful and juicy, carrots are loved by everyone, adults and children. And they are not only tasty ... indeed, they are also a valuable source of precious substances for health. In fact, carrots are
Food combinations and cooking methods, corn polenta
Food combinations and cooking methods, corn polenta
Polenta is a dish prepared by stirring a mixture of water and cornmeal over a low heat. Considered for long a food of the poor kitchen, nowadays even science has been interested in its properties by studying its benefits
Natural Remedies
Download the App
Copyright © 2022 - Natural Remedies Registered Brand 302018000008020
x