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15 Reasons Why You Should Consume Sweet Potatoes!

Written By Admin on Monday, July 18, 2016 | 2:04:00 AM

There are different potato colors with numerous healthy benefits. But the most common one is the yellow- orange or white- cream flesh. The ones that have the most antioxidants have purple color. So if you see them somewhere buy them right away.

Here are the reasons why you should consume sweet potatoes:
  • Diabetics: The natural sugar that in the sweet potatoes regulates and stabilizes the insulin resistance and the blood sugar levels.
  • Digestion: Because they have dietary fibers they help prevent colon cancer and relieve constipation.
  • Prevents Emphysema: Usually smokers suffer from lack of Vitamin A and suffer from emphysema                 (damaging of the air sacs). Sweet potatoes help the regeneration of the respiratory system with the help of the carotenoids that they contain.
  • Immune System: Equally important is the richness in vitamin D which necessary for the thyroid gland, teeth, bones, heart, skin and energy level.
  • Healthy heart: Furthermore,sweet potatoes, thanks to the potassium in them, help regulate the blood pressure and balance the electrolytes. They negate the sodium impact and improve the heart function. They also have vitamin B6 which helps prevent strokes, degenerative diseases and heart attacks.
  • Healthy muscles and tissues: Sweet potatoes regulate the nerve signals sent to the brain and the heart beats. They help against muscle cramps and reduce swelling as well.
  • Anti-oxidant: Reduce the signs of age, breast cancer, help with asthma, gout and arthritis.
  • Fetal development: They contain folic acid necessary for the health of the fetal tissue and cell development during pregnancy.
  • Anti – stress : We already know how the potassium helps the body, regulating the water balance in the body, normalizing the heart beats and the oxygen flow. Because they contain magnesium,which function as anti-stress agent, thy  can help the entire body system.
  • Vitamin C: This Vitamin in sweet potatoes is essential for the entire body.
  • Anemia:  Sweet potatoes also fight anemia thanks to the iron, that can help in the production of white and red blood cells.
  • Youthful Skin: When boiling the potatoes don`t throw away the water. Use it to clean your pores, absorb impurities and sooth irritated spots on your skin. The anthocyanin helps in removing wrinkles, dark circles around the eyes and the puffiness of the eyes.
  • Premenstrual Symptoms : Another benefit is that it can treat the menstrual symptoms because they are rich with magnesium and iron.
  • Quality hair: Not only it can promote hear growth, but also it can  prevent its damage because they contain beta carotene.
  • Minerals: There are important minerals found in the sweet potato like potassium, manganese, calcium, magnesium and iron. Overall, they are all very essential for the carbohydrate, protein and enzyme metabolic process in the body.
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