Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Posted by Krishna Bora on Sat, Feb 15, 2014  
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Sweet potatoes are sweet to eat, but many people stay away from them, as they fear they are loaded with carbs and would make them fat. Here are some health benefits of sweet potato that would make you crave for some right away


1. Anti-Inflammatory

Sweet potato has anti-inflammatory properties in them, and it is because the content of vitamin C, vitamin B6, beta-carotene, and manganese in them. They are very effective in curing both internal and external inflammations of the body.



2. Arthritis

Sweet potatoes are a rich source of beta-cryptoxanthin, which helps in prevention of chronic inflammatory diseases, like the rheumatoid arthritis. Studies show that those who ate sweet potatoes were 50% less likely to develop inflammatory arthritis in their life.



3. Blood Sugar

The carotenoids present in the sweet potato could help your body respond to insulin and stabilize your blood sugar, and hence reducing the risks of diabetes. Sweet potatoes also have a very significant amount of vitamin B6 in them, which helps in the resistance to diabetic heart disease in people.

 

4. Stomach Ulcers

Sweet potato are the best medicine for the stomach. The vitamin B, vitamin C, potassium, beta-carotene, and calcium provide relief from stomach ulcers. The fiber present in the sweet potatoes helps prevent constipation.



6. Superior fiber content

Sweet potatoes contain around the highest amount of fiber than other potatoes. Contributing close to 7 grams of fiber per serving, they are the best starchy meal that a person could ever get from any other food item.

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