Nutrition in any food is a good thing, but specifically in potatoes because people have been eating them for centuries. What do you get out of eating a potato? Eating a potato gives you a great source of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C, and a good source of vitamins B1, B3 and B6, as well as minerals, including potassium, phosphorus and magnesium. These vitamins and minerals help with the production of energy in the body. You need energy so that you can do daily actives such as focus on a research paper, or walk up a flight of stairs. The potato was recently discovered to have a molecule that helps lower blood sugar. Potatoes help the body maintain a sort of balance that allows us to digest it slowly, keeping us fuller longer, and giving the body a better source of energy to burn when it is finally digested. Can decreasing the vitamin C in potatoes be risky?
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