Potato is a food crop that forms part of the essential diet of the Kenyan population. Being one of the top three basic food consumed by the people, there is still more about the potato that consumers need to understand to increase their eating habits and also improve their health. Apart from starch as one of the nutritional benefits of potato, it has other beneficial nutrients to human health and fiber is one of them.
The fiber found in potatoes is of a special type called “resistant starch,” which has the health benefits of both soluble fiber and insoluble fiber and causes less gas than other types of fiber. You can increase the amount of resistant starch in potatoes by cooking them a day ahead of time and cooling them in the fridge overnight. Feel free to reheat them before you eat.
Fiber helps smoothen the digestion process from the stomach down to the intestines. This helps reduce injuries that might occur to the microvilli due to friction usually happening during food digestion. Fiber also aids in smoothening the egestion process. With all these benefits and many more, potato ensures good health for the digestive tract.