Potatoes have always been the talk of the town in the world of nutrition for both good and bad reasons. Yes, for its high glycemic index some may strictly avoid potatoes for diabetics while some cannot stop talking about its high anti-oxidant content. In that line, potatoes family called, sweet potato has somehow managed to escape the ill-repute with the potato and is an absolute hit with the nutritionists too. At last, sweet potatoes are loaded with an excellent source of vitamins, fibers, and minerals, which are quite beneficial for overall health. With these added benefits, here are some of the amazing health benefits that can do wonders to your skin and health.
Avoid Blood Sugar Spikes
Generally, you all think that sweet potato as too starchy, but its high fiber content won’t spike blood sugar and insulin levels. So, try to intake one cup of baked sweet potatoes and gain about 6 grams of fiber content which is more than a quarter of the daily recommended levels. Not only this, the sweet potato has 950 mg of potassium which essentially sweeps excess sodium which lowers your blood pressure and reduces strain on the heart.
Support Weight Loss
Here comes another magic tweak for all teenage. Yes, most of us think to reduce our belly in many ways, but still bewildering on how to do this, right? Simple, just include one cup of sweet potato in your diet because it takes up a lot of room in your tummy and further keeps you full for longer. Hence, it prevents over-eating and further reduces the chances of high-calorie intake and potential weight gain.
Further, many starch manufacturers in India are using about 12% of the starch content as the resistant starch which doesn’t digest and absorb fat burning after a meal. So, try these guys!
Strengthens Immune System
This delicious tuber could do all wonders to strengthens your immunity level. How? It has an ample portion of vitamin C which keeps your skin healthy and boosts your immunity system to a greater extent. With the addition of Vitamin C, try to include Vitamin D because deficiency of Vitamin D can quietly create a problematic situation in your health. Consume one sweet potato every day and make your bones stronger and promote heart health.
Reduces Oxidative Damage & Cancer Risk
Generally, oxidative damage to cells is often associated with the risk of cancer where cells grow beyond their normal boundaries and into other tissues. For this, intake the food which is rich in antioxidants and will have a lower risk of stomach, kidney and breast cancers. In that line, sweet potatoes have the highest antioxidant activity and reduce oxidative damage and cancer risk.