Navigation Links
Intake of Potatoes Boosts the Immune System

Eating potatoes could have a beneficial effect on the immune system, says a study conducted by Spanish researchers .

The vegetable is considered to be rich in vitamin C, B-complex vitamins and has good doses of minerals like iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus. It has long been known that potatoes are good for bowel health.

It is believed to be good for the immune system, particularly if eaten cold or in a salad, the researchers write in Chemistry & Industry - a magazine of the Society of Chemical Industry.

The scientists carried out a study where they fed growing pigs large quantities of raw potato starch (RPS) for over 14 weeks and found that they had healthier bowels.

They also found that these pigs had decreased levels of white blood cells - such as leucocytes and lymphocytes in their blood. White blood cells are produced due to inflammation or when a person is ill to fight the disease, reports the science portal EurekAlert.

The general decrease in leucocytes observed by the researchers suggests an overall beneficial effect, according to immunology expert Lena Ohman at the Department of Internal Medicine, Gteborg University, Sweden.

Said Jos Francisco Prez, the lead researcher from the Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona: "The use of raw potato starch in this experiment is designed to simulate the effects of a diet high in resistant starch."

Humans do not eat raw potatoes, but they do eat a lot of foods that contain resistant starch, such as cold boiled potatoes, legumes, grains, green bananas, pasta and cereals.

About 10 percent of the starch eaten by humans is resistant starch - starch that is not digested in the small intestine and so is shunted into the large intestine where it ferments.

Starch consumption is thought to reduce the risk of large bowel cancer and may also have an effect on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

The decrease in white blood cells observed is therefore interesting, and a diet of resistant starch may be worth trying in IBS patients, an expert said.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Dangers of Low Calcium Intake
2. Caffeine Intake May reduce Insulin Sensitivity
3. Robo-Dog To Monitor Your Calorie Intake
4. Intake Of Processed Meat And Fat Associated With Pancreatic Cancer
5. Excess Intake of Alcohol Results in Permanent DNA Damage.
6. Intake of a healthy and balanced diet: miracle for old people.
7. Newborns Affected By Antidepressant Intake Of Mothers
8. Salt & Its Intake Causes a Strong debate In UK
9. Pre-eclampsia Pronounced With Intake of Vitamins in Large Doses
10. Viewing TV During Lunch Affects Childrens Food Intake
11. TV Viewing Increases Intake of Junk Food
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/19/2017)... ... September 19, 2017 , ... The ... Canyon Ranch to its recently formed Corporate Roundtable, a group of individuals ... and a sustainable world. , Canyon Ranch is a unique collection of lifestyle-based ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... September 19, 2017 , ... ... present, Mirixa Corporation recently unveiled the MirixaPro 6.0 platform. As the industry’s ... medication management services are delivered. Based on industry research and market feedback, ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... September 19, 2017 , ... Driving Dynamics Inc., announced today it ... Training Industry Inc. as part of its mission to continually monitor the training marketplace ... first annual 2017 Top 20 Health and Safety Training Companies list was based on ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... September 19, 2017 , ... ... by a neurosurgeon, has received a big bump in sales after recently ... is currently available on the Wal-Mart Stores-owned Jet.com, StackedNutrtion.com, RonnieColemanNutrition.com, RevNutrition.com and ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... New York (PRWEB) , ... September 19, 2017 , ... ... dentist, Dr. Andrew Sami, was recently named one of the best dentists in America ... lifestyle magazine for dental professionals nationwide. Every fall, the magazine features the best 40 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/6/2017)... ANTONIO , Sept. 6, 2017  Robert G. ... a Pinnacle Professional Member in recognition of his contributions ... Szewc serves as a Nephrologist at the practice of ... emergency medicine, kidney care and hypertension solutions. He has ... 20 years of career experience, as well as expertise ...
(Date:9/6/2017)... ORANGEBURG, N.Y. , Sept. 6, 2017   PDI ... today announced it will host an educational session focused ... line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) prevention at the 2017 Annual ... meeting, which will take place at the ... Arizona from Sept. 16-19, will also feature ...
(Date:9/6/2017)... , Sept. 6, 2017 Eli Lilly ... it will present new data for galcanezumab and lasmiditan, ... of the International Headache Society (IHC) taking place Sept. ... Lilly will highlight new, long-term data from an ... doses of galcanezumab (120 mg and 240 mg) for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: