SWEET POTATO: NATURE’S BUNDLE OF SWEETNESS
Sweet! Sweet!! Sweet!!!
This singular word triggers an alert in a pro-healthy eating person; sugar(y) naturally comes to mind. Well, allow me to complete what I wanted to say. SWEET POTATO.
Yes, sweet potato is actually very good for your health for merely being sweet but it doesn’t just end there. Being sweet is actually the least goodness in this tuber. Sweet potato is loaded with tonnes of health benefit you would be amazed. Let’s take out time to talk about some of its benefits. Just to note, some of its nutritional benefits simply may be easier to achieve if you use steaming or boiling as your cooking method. Some people do a lot of frying though but for the best of your potatoes, you’ve heard what you have to do.
Benefits of Sweet Potato
It supports a healthy immune system.
Sweet potato contains the mineral, iron which helps in giving adequate energy, but iron does more than just that. Iron boosts the production of red and white blood cell, resistance to stress, proper immune functioning, and the metabolizing of protein.
It does not affect your blood sugar level
Sweet potatoes are naturally sweet-tasting but their natural sugars are slowly released into the bloodstream, helping to ensure a balanced and regular source of energy, without the blood sugar spikes linked to fatigue and weight gain.
It prevents cancer and great for good eyesight
Sweet potato is high in carotenoids. Carotenoids help strengthen our eyesight and boost our immunity to disease because they are powerful antioxidants that help ward off cancer and protect against the effects of aging.
Digestion and regularity
Sweet potato is high in its fiber content, as a result, it helps to prevent constipation and promote regularity for a healthy digestive tract.
It is an all rounder delicacy
Sweet potatoes can be eaten fried, roasted, puréed, steamed, baked, or grilled. You can also place them on top of leafy greens for a delicious salad.
Good for expecting mothers
Plant-based iron, like. The vitamin A from sweet potato’s beta carotene is also important for hormonal health during pregnancy and lactation.
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