I’m sure so many of us must have experimented with potatoes in one way or another this past week, just as my niece did. She actually started a week before I posted the article and in Just 2weeks, not only has her acne, which was all over her face cleared by at least up to 70-80percent. Her face is also noticeably brighter. You needed to see how happy and elated she was as she shared her experience with me. Now, let us look at the great health benefits of potatoes and its juice.

The Health Benefits Of Potato Juices

Potatoes have a high concentration of antioxidants including natural polyphenols, which are micronutrients present in a large number of plants. There is emerging evidence that they play a role in cell function and reducing inflammation, so these benefits may extend to the skin. Fresh foods are likely to contain higher levels of nutrients and increased concentrations of vitamin C, which is an essential component of good health and great skin.


Potato juice contains all-important vitamin C that can help to strengthen your immune system. Keep your immune system healthy by drinking a glass of potato juice, and your body will be able to resist infections. Toxin overload can deteriorate the immune defense. Potato juice helps to flush out the liver and gallbladder.

Weight Loss

The juice of raw potato helps in stimulating the digestive system. It is anti-inflammatory and alkaline by nature, thereby helping to restore the PH balance of the body. Drinking raw potato juice cleanses the liver and prevents and relieves constipation, speed up digestion and naturally promote weight loss. If you drink it every day for a two-week period, potato juice may help you to lose weight.

Drink one cup of juice daily in the morning at least 30mins before breakfast and 30 mins before dinner. You can also mix it with other juices such as carrot, apple, lemon or honey. Repeat this routine daily for two weeks, Take a one-week break and then repeat the process for another two weeks. Keep repeating this cycle till you have achieved the desired results.

Make sure to drink your potato juice fresh. Prepare it around the time you want to drink it. You don’t need refrigeration. Reduce your food intake during this period as well; instead, increase your fruits and vegetables, and if possible avoid processed foods as much as possible.

How to Prepare Potato Juice

Wash and Juice the entire potato, including the skin ( the majority of the nutrients are actually in the skin) If you do not have a juicer, you can use a blender, food processor or grate the entire potato and squeeze the juice out.
Warnings: Always consult your doctor before beginning any type of diet or weight-loss program.

As A Health Drink

Potatoes can be used to make potato juice which contains Vitamins A, C, B, phosphorus, calcium, iron, potassium, fiber, and protein. If you don’t like the taste, Potato juice can be taken with any other juice, apple, carrot, honey or lemon.

Skin Hydration

Dry skin may be a mild, temporary condition lasting a few days to weeks. Dry skin may also become a more severe, long-term skin problem for some. Treating dry skin with lotions and creams may not be sufficient. Drinking one glass of potato juice daily may go a long way in alleviating this condition and also protect your skin from the environment.

Reduces Inflammation

Vitamins like calcium and magnesium help to provide relief from rheumatism. Also, water obtained from boiling potatoes can relieve the pain and inflammation of rheumatism. You can boil clean potato skin in a pot of water for five minutes, strain and allow to cool down. Drink one cup up to four times per day to relieve arthritic pain and inflammation Potato juice is an excellent anti-inflammatory agent for arthritis, gout, joint pain and back pain.

Alternatively, you can also drink raw potato juice daily. Raw juice therapy is one of the most successful biological treatments today for treating rheumatic and arthritic patients. It has been used in orthodox medicine for many years.

Drink it in the morning on an empty stomach for best results. The iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, and zinc in potatoes all contribute to the building and maintenance of bone structure and strength.


Fibre intake from fruits and vegetables like potatoes are associated with a lowered risk of colorectal cancer. Potatoes contain folate, which plays a role in DNA synthesis and repair, thus preventing the formation of cancer cells from mutations in the DNA. Also, research at the Agricultural Research service has shown that potatoes contain a compound called quercetin, which has been proven to have anti-cancer and anti-tumor properties.

I think everyone should drink potato juice for the prevention of so many diseases and maintenance of good health.

Drink 1-2 glasses of potato juice everyday.

High Blood Pressure

Potassium, calcium, and magnesium, have been found to naturally decrease high blood pressure. Potatoes are excellent sources of these three. They help to lower and stabilise blood pressure, in addition to maintaining a low sodium intake. Potato juice can prevent artery blockage and heart attacks. Drink a glass of potato juice in the morning and in the evening.


Due to its anti-acid and healing properties, the most common use of raw potato juice is to treat gastritis, colitis, gastric and intestinal and peptic ulcers.Drink half a glass of potato juice 3 to 4 times a day, for at least one month. You can combine potato juice with carrot juice.

Drink half a glass of potato juice 3 to 4 times a day, for at least one month. You can combine potato juice with carrot juice.

Food Poisoning

Potato juice works wonders when mixed with pure honey or carrot juice to neutralise food poisoning.

Other Ailments

Drink 1-2 glasses of raw potato juice every day to treat a number of medical problems like liver disease, diabetes, hypertension, pancreatitis, kidney disease, heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, lumbago and sore shoulders.

Treatment of Grey Hair

Boil potato peels in a pot of water that is just enough to cover them. Strain the water.Use this water to rinse your hair after shampoo. Do this each time you wash your hair to get the best results. This will help to darken your hair back to its natural

Use this water to rinse your hair after shampoo. Do this each time you wash your hair to get the best results. This will help to darken your hair back to its natural color.

How to Choose Your Potato

  • Avoid green or sprouted potatoes, which do contain toxins, making them poisonous.
  • Always use ripe, spot free, new sprout potatoes.
    Increase its taste by adding carrot, apple, lemon, honey juices or herbs like sage, nettle, and spirulina.
  • Potato juice may lead to diarrhea in some cases.
    Avoid drinking this juice if you have stomach trouble.
    Look for clean, smooth, firm-textured potatoes with no cuts, bruises or discoloration.

How to Store Your Potato

  • Do not store your potato in refrigerators. They are too cold for potatoes and can ruin their taste and cause discoloration when cooked.
  • Place the potatoes in a cardboard box, paper bag, mesh bag or basket to ensure good ventilation. Plastic bags won’t allow them to breathe and will shorten their shelf life
  • Don’t wash potatoes before storing. Dampness promotes early spoilage.


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