Is Potato Good for the Elderly?

Is Potato Good for the Elderly

Potatoes belong to starchy foods high in fiber and B vitamins. They also contain potassium which helps regulate blood pressure and heart function.

Potatoes are also a good source of energy, so they are ideal for seniors who are not physically active.

Sweet potato contains nutrients such as beta-carotene, zinc, magnesium, and vitamin B. As such, it can boost your immune system, enhance your heart health, and keep your digestive tract healthy. In addition, due to high amounts of beta-carotene, sweet potato can protect your eye health, reducing the risk of eye infections, cataracts, and macular degeneration.


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