Potatoes are so great for our health! With the colder weather, our diet also changes. It’s potatoes and carrots time! And other root veggies. Think, stewed and slow cooked meals.
If you are a fan of the Medical Medium, you’d know that potatoes are a top food! According to his blog article on potatoes, they are “an important food for those who are heavy thinkers and those recovering from stress damage and adrenal exhaustion. They are also particularly beneficial for depression, insomnia, sleep disorders, brain fog, and stress-related illnesses. Potatoes are also known to be good for promoting cardiovascular health and are highly beneficial for reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke, atherosclerosis, and COPD.”
Supporting those with adrenal exhaustion, potatoes are also a good winter food as the adrenals are related to the kidneys, whose organ energy is the most sensitive during this season.
Potatoes are antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, and more. Go for organic and steamed. Old fashioned, simple, nutriious…and delicious. Do you always butter them up? Try avocado or other non-dairy options. The fat in the dairy diminishes the health benefits of potatoes, according to the Medical Medium. For more healing properties of potatoes, check out this article by Anthony William. You can also pick up great food and recipe info from his book Liver Rescue. [affiliate link – thank you]
If you have a cold sore, rub raw potato on it! Or take L-Lysine, which according to the Medical Medium acts against the Herpes Simplex virus (which causes cold sores) and other herpetic viruses.
Did you know that potatoes can help absorb non-beneficial EMF? This article suggests placing a potato in your home, discarding it after a week. Don’t eat it! Give it a go, and let us know if this works for you.
Recipe Ideas for Potatoes
- swap out your bread with baked slices of potato (opt for parchment paper)
- slow-cooked potatoes with other root veggies
- steamed potatoes
- nacho potatoes
- herby potato spirals
For me, I chose the VitaClay slow cooker, with its unglazed pure clay. So there are no yucky chemicals like lead and aluminum. I didn’t need to season it either. So easy!
Using unglazed clay cooking pots is an old and traditional way of cooking. Slow cookers are so fantastic for healthy multi-tasking – cooking and doing whatever else you want to! (Mine is on right now, with potatoes and carrots from the farmers’ market as I write this.) Check out the recipes from the VitaClay Chef.
Maybe you aren’t a chef like me; there’s no reason not to enjoy cooking for ourselves and eating well. Slow cooking has changed my life. That and one-pot recipes. Simple slow-cooked meals is an easy way to improve our nutrition and health. What are your favourites?