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Can You Juice Raw Potatoes?

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author image William McCoy
Toronto-based journalist William McCoy has been writing since 1997, specializing in topics such as sports, nutrition and health. He serves as the Studio's sports and recreation section expert. McCoy is a journalism graduate of Ryerson University.
Can You Juice Raw Potatoes?
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Even if you enjoy eating potatoes in a number of ways, including mashed and baked, your love of this starch probably doesn't lead you to bite into a raw potato. Raw potatoes aren't overly appetizing, but their nutritional value can make them a healthy addition to homemade juice recipes, provided you add ingredients such as apples or carrots to flavor the juice blend.

Benefits of Raw Potatoes

Dr. Paul Haider reports in "Om Times" magazine that potatoes act as an anti-inflammatory agent in your body to potentially relieve arthritis and gout pain, while also helping with skin issues such as eczema and acne. Nutrition and anti-aging physician Dr. Michael Lam advocates the use of potato juice for its ability to improve your digestive system. On his website, nutrition author Ron Lagerquist recommends washing the potatoes thoroughly and cutting away any discolored parts of the skin, but leaving the skin intact for its nutritional benefits. Raw potatoes add nutrients such as vitamin C, folate, calcium, potassium and magnesium to your beverage.

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