Guide to Sweet Potatoes

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Sweet potatoe

Sweet potato is the richest low-fat source of vitamin E. It contributes to heart health and is a good source of dietary antioxidants. It can help to regulate high blood pressure and also helps anemia. It may also protect against inflammatory conditions. Reduce autoimmune diseases and improve the glow of your skin and makes you look younger. The special help is for diabetics as it lowers the amount of sugar and need of Insulin. They will make you loose weight and get slim due to increased insulin production.

Often confused with yams, this veggie is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. In addition to countering the effects of secondhand smoke and preventing diabetes, sweet potatoes contain glutathione, an antioxidant that can enhance nutrient metabolism and immune-system health, as well as protect against Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, liver disease, cystic fibrosis, HIV, cancer, heart attack, and stroke. "One sweet potato a day is a great alternative to the traditional variety,"

How much sweet potatoe should you eat?

An average 200 g serving of sweet potato provides all the carotene needs of an adult and more than double their vitamin E requirements.

Maximising the benefits of sweet potatoe

Sweet potatoes should be stored in a cool and dark place. Like most vegetables, they should be eaten not too long after purchase, as their vitamin contents can diminish over time.

Nutritional values of sweet potatoes
Vitamin C23mg
Vitamin E6mg
Glycaemic Indexhigh
Per 100g baked

1.They are high in vitamin B6.which reduces homocysteine in our bodies.Homocysteine has been linked to heart disease.

2. They are a good source of vitamin C. It helps accelerate wound healing, produces collagen which helps maintain skin's youthful elasticity, and is essential to helping us cope with stress. It even appears to help protect our body against toxins that may be linked to cancer.

3.They contain Vitamin D which is critical for immune system and overall health at this time of year.Vitamin D plays an important role in our energy levels, moods, and helps to build healthy bones, heart, nerves, skin, and teeth, and it supports the thyroid gland.

4.Sweet potatoes contain iron.Most people are aware that we need the mineral iron to have adequate energy, but iron plays other important roles in our body, including red and white blood cell production, resistance to stress, proper immune functioning,and the metabolizing of protein, among other things.

5.Sweet potatoes are a good source of magnesium, which is the relaxation and anti-stress mineral. Magnesium is necessary for healthy artery, blood, bone, heart, muscle, and nerve function, yet experts estimate that approximately 80 percent of the population in North America may be deficient in this important mineral.


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