Potatoes have been a staple in the American diet for years. People tend to stay away from them if they want to lose weight. But the truth is raw potatoes and potato juice are actually very good for you. They are a rich source of potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, carbohydrates, calcium, iron. copper, potassium, and manganese. Potatoes have high concentrations of vitamin B6 which is essential for the formation of virtually all new cells in your body. Diets high in vitamin B6 foods are also associated with overall lower rates of heart disease.
Raw potato juice has been used in treating rheumatoid arthritis since World War II. Its juice has anti-inflammatory properties and helps eliminate an acid condition. It is also good for treatment of stomach ulcers, migraines, constipation and skin problems like eczema. Some have reported the use of potato juice successful in treatment of cancer.
The most nutritious part of it is the skin but be sure to cut off any black spots. Raw potato juice can be juiced alone but it is also great for mixing with other vegetables such as carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, radishes, cucumbers, celery, kale and spinach.