Pota­toes boost stores of the anti-stress min­eral

First For Women - - Nutrition -

Spuds are a top source of potas­sium—a min­eral that ab­sorbs read­ily into the blood­stream and works to re­lax the cen­tral ner­vous sys­tem. The re­sult: You’ll feel less edgy and ir­ri­ta­ble within 30 min­utes of your first bite, re­port Yale Uni­ver­sity re­searchers. For the big­gest ben­e­fit, eat the skins—they con­tain the high­est con­cen­tra­tion of this calm­ing min­eral.

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