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Sweet potatoes represent tubers of the Ipomoea Batatas plant and are a vegetable with lots of qualities and properties. These potatoes are a remarkably healthy food you should add to your daily nutritious diet.
There are few types of sweet potatoes.
Among of these sweet potatoes we noticed the white, yellow, pink and purple. If orange and yellow sweet potatoes provide a high vitamin A content, the pink and purple contain an extraordinary level of antioxidants.
These sweet potatoes contain with 19 times more vitamin A, 5 times more
folic acid and two times more vitamin C than potatoes. They contain beta-carotene, anthocyanins, phytonutrients, sporamins, vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, copper,
pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, potassium, dietary fiber, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and only about 90 calories per 100 grams. Rich fiber content, antioxidants and the phytonutrients place these sweet potatoes as a healthy food with plenty of health benefits.
A single sweet potato contains about half of the recommended daily vitamin C dose.
In addition, vitamins A and E in this healthy vegetable protect your immune system and have anti-inflammatory properties.
Rich in antioxidants, it helps to prevent inflammatory diseases like asthma, arthritis, gout and many other conditions. An excellent source of carbohydrates, they help regulate blood sugar levels and therefore prevent conditions such as insulin resistance, being useful for people suffering from diabetes. Even if it is sweet, this type of potato contains a low glycemic index, so it gradually releases the sugar into the blood. Increased levels of manganese will support your body to metabolize the carbohydrates and help to suppress your appetite.
Being rich in digestive fibers helps relieve constipation and prevent colon cancer.
80% of the protein found in sweet potato inhibits the growth of cancer cells. Containing 475 milligrams of potassium per 100 grams, sweet potatoes reduces the risk of heart attack and prevents the strokes.
This mineral being extremely important in regulating the blood pressure and the heart function.
Sweet potato contains magnesium, mineral that helps to relieve stress and calm down.
If you have problems with anxiety, you can include this vegetable in the diet.
In addition, magnesium will protect your bones. Sweet potatoes can be
eaten boiled mashed steamed baked or in various combinations. You can additionally include them in cakes, puddings and other recipes. Hoping that you liked the information provided by me, I thank you for your attention!
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