Recent research results show that obese people who ate two servings of potato purple in the daily diet for 1 month then their blood pressure tends to decrease. Purple potatoes can also stop the weight gain. Half the study participants were asked to eat the skin and flesh of 6-8 small purple potatoes at lunch and dinner for 4 weeks. Whereas other participants did not add the potato purple in the daily diet.
The study participants who ate purple potatoes have decreased an average of more than 4 percent in diastolic pressure and a decrease of more than 3 percent in systolic pressure. About 14 of the 18 study participants had high blood pressure and almost all of them taking drugs for high blood pressure even during the study. Decrease in blood pressure even in small numbers, can help reduce the risk for heart disease.
Although people who ate potatoes take more calories than adults who do not eat potatoes, do not change their weight. In Korea, potatoes purple regarded as a traditional medicine to lose weight.
Purple vegetables have a lot of plant pigment that is as good for health like purple fruits. Vegetables and fruits are rich in purple antioxidants such as anthocyanins, carotenoids, and phenolic acids, which can reduce the chronic inflammation associated with heart disease and stroke.
Pigmented potatoes also have high amounts of chlorogenic acid. Chlorogenic acid is a substance that shows it can be to reduce high blood pressure in animal studies. Eating purple potatoes with the skin is one of the best ways to get the most effective antioxidant. Purple potatoes are good sources of vitamin C and potassium, and if you eat them with the skin, it will be able to add more fiber in your diet everyday.