அற்றால் அளவறிந் துண்க அஃதுடம்பு
பொற்றான் நெடிதுய்க்கும் ஆறு.

--- திருவள்ளுவா்

Who has a body gained may long the gift retain,
If, food digested well, in measure due he eat again


If (one's food has been) digested let one eat with moderation; (for) that is the way to prolong the life of an embodied soul

அற்ற தறிந்து கடைப்பிடித்து மாறல்ல
துய்க்க துவரப் பசித்து.

--- திருவள்ளுவா்

Knowing the food digested well, when hunger prompteth thee,
With constant care, the viands choose that well agree


(First) assure yourself that your food has been digested and never fail to eat, when very hungry, whatever is not disagreeable (to you)

Do you truly know about Potatoes?

Hi readers, I think you are all love to eating potatoes but attempt to confine yourself from it because most of the peoples are think that potato is not good for health. This is so because you are unaware of the lesser known benefits of potatoes. Let us find out the benefits of potatoes so that you can enjoy various preparations of potatoes without any worries. I would say that, instead of frying the potatoes you can steam and then eat it, because it’s very healthier than frying the potatoes. Potatoes have many Nutritional values with abundant level of potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin B and vitamin C. But very miniscule persons know that fact. Potatoes have maximum potassium content compared to any other fresh vegetables including Banana. This potassium is very much significant for the progress and maintenance of cells in the body. Not only potassium it have various other compounds like flavonoids, carotenoids, caffeic acid and phytonutrients are also present in potatoes which are required for healthy and wealthy body. So love to eat Potatoes in an average manner. Because in Tamil, there is a proverb called “அளவுக்கு மீறினால் அமிர்தமும் நஞ்சு” which means “Too much of anything is good for nothing”. So guys, don't forget to eat potatos in a average manner.

Potato is very much good For Your Heart

I think most of the people don’t know the health benefits of Potato. Potato is very much good for your heart, in potato there is an abundant source of Vitamin B6, so it converts the potentially homocysteine into another harmless substance. In this way potato lowers the risk of heart diseases and protects your heart.

Potato helps to facilitate digestion

Potato is very easy to digest because of large starch content in it. Since it is very easy to digest and also contains mild fiber, it forms an outstanding dynamism rich diet for diarrhea patients and babies as they are not able to digest hard food. I would say that, instead of frying the potatoes you can steam and then eat it, because it’s very healthier than frying the potatoes. Because, if you frying the potatoes it does not helps for digestion.

Potato helps to paves perfect skin

Benefits of potato are lot, and have been observed in skin care. Do you know the fact? The face pack made from the crushed raw potatoes along with honey helps in solving pimples and acnes on the skin. The pulp also has a curative effect on injuries. You can even use shattered potatoes as a laxative agent; it efficiently unstiffens and scrubs your skin around elbows and back of the palms.

Potato helps to regulate blood pressure

Today modern world has facing Blood Pressure (BP) because of anxiety and work pressure. So, in order to regulate or control the blood pressure, you should eat steamed potatoes twice in a week, fibers present in potato will decrease the cholesterol and improves the functioning of insulin in the body. Furthermore, a compound called kukoamine has been newly reported in potatoes that help in lowering the blood pressure. So don’t forget to eat Potato’s.

Potato keeps you away from Scurvy disease

Scurvy is a feared deficiency disease which is caused due to lack of Vitamin C. So, eating potato can stop this disease as potato is rich in Vitamin C. If potato has so many benefits then why is it often avoided to remain healthy? It is so because potato is not bad for our health; it is the topping and preparation method that turns a healthy potato into fatty and salty snack. So, avoid to eat potato chips, finger chips etc., instead you should eat steamed potatoes.