Potatoes belong to the nightshade family whose other members include tomatoes,eggplants,and capsicums. Potatoes reputation as a high carb,white starch food,is due for a complete review. The starch in potatoes acts as little sponges that absorb toxins and wastes in the body for removal. sixty phytonutrients and vitamins have been identified in the flesh and importantly the skin on potatoes. These have great benefits for people with cardiovascular disease,respiratory problems and certain cancers. Baked spuds,steamed,or boiled for soup,its time to shed their starch only image and let the potato heal your body.