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Purple Potatoes May Help Reduce Blood Pressure!
A recent pilot study of overweight and obese patients found that eating microwaved purple potatoes may help reduce blood pressure, and does not contribute to weight gain (see, 09/01/11). After eating 6-8 small purple potatoes twice a day for a month and then going potato-free for 4 weeks, the study subjects lowered their blood pressure significantly and they did not gain weight. Preparation in the microwave helps retain the antioxidants, chlorogenic acid, potassium, and other nutrients that have been shown to reduce blood pressure in a host of other studies. The rich, vibrant color and distinctly nutty flavor of purple potatoes are a delicious complement to just about any meal that is part of an overall healthy diet.

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