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Sweet Delicious Sweet Potatoes

Updated: Jun 6, 2019

Sweet potato is a root vegetable and its flesh can vary from white, orange or purple

Some people think I look like a sweet potato, I consider myself a spud with a heart of gold” Shirley MacLaine

Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes

10 benefits, interesting facts and uses of Sweet Potatoes:

  1. Sweet potatoes is high in Beta Carotene and Vitamin E and C, Potassium (12% of RDA) and Vitamin B6 (15% of RDA)

  2. Because of the high contents of Beta Carotene in orange fleshed sweet potatoes, the body can convert the Beta Carotene into Vitamin A. This helps production of immune cells that fight off disease and infection

  3. Purple sweet potatoes have high antioxidants, that help reduce oxidative damage to cells

  4. Sweet potatoes eaten with the skin, is good source of fiber (6 grams) Scrub them and pop them into the oven without any oil, once baked and cooled down a bit, they are so delicious and filling

  5. Sweet potatoes is fat free and cholesterol free

  6. Eating sweet potato binds any heavy metals that you digested and will eliminate it from the body

  7. Anthocyanins found in purple sweet potatoes can protect the brain by reducing inflammation and preventing mental decline

  8. Sweet potatoes leaves can be used in salads. So if you growing them in your vegetable patch, don’t just discard the leaves, instead add them into a salad with your baked, cooked, or steamed sweet potato

  9. Sweet potatoes are considered a medium glycemic index food (glycemic index of 63). Studies have shown that sweet potatoes stabilises blood sugar levels

  10. One medium sweet potato have 23.6 grams of carbohydrates

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