lose weight. A chemical in the potato peel might also prevent bacteria from attaching to cells. Potatoes are a source of vitamin C, iron, riboflavin, and carbohydrates.
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headache, flushing, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, thirst, restlessness, and even death.
There isn't enough information to know whether it's safe to put raw potato on the skin as a treatment.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Unblemished, ripe potatoes are safe for pregnant and breast-feeding women in food amounts. But don't use potato as medicine until more is known about how it might affect an unborn or nursing infant.
Diabetes: Potatoes can affect blood sugar control. If you have diabetes, monitor your potato intake as you would any carbohydrate.
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