Potatoes are packed with vitamins C, B1(thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3, and B6, Potatoes are also high in Potassium, and contain a vegetable protein which has essential amino acids.
Because it is a complex carbohydrate, it is a source of energy to the body and the fiber from potatoes is an excellent aid to digestion which helps the body rid itself of waste. Potatoes are also low in fat, so they can be used to help with weight loss, while still leaving the body to feel full.
Hypertension is a serious condition characterized by blood pressure that is abnormally high and is one of the main risk factors for heart disease. Because potatoes are low in sodium, it is a safe food to eat for those who have been told to restrict their salt intake, and it contains minerals that are known to help lower blood pressure.