Repost @ugly_by_nature ・・・ Despite its name, the sweet potato really doesn’t belong to the same family as the potato, not even close. Potatoes are tubers, sweet potatoes are roots. In some countries, the darker colored sweet potatoes have been mistakenly called yams. (Yams are often whitish to purplish color, depending on the variety. They have a distinct earthy taste, hardy texture and are hardly sweet.) Sweet potatoes are excellent sources of plant proteins with very low calories. Unlike other starchy root vegetables, it is very low in sugar, and in fact is a good blood sugar regulator. It has twice the fiber, twice the calcium and over 1000x more vitamin A (beta-carotene) than white potato. It is an excellent anti-inflammatory food. Sweet potatoes have been found to contain a high amount of antioxidants, making it suitable in combating inflammatory problems like asthma, arthritis, gout, etc. The high beta carotene content in sweet potato is the key anti-inflammatory compound that makes it a natural painkiller. This fibrous root is suitable for diabetics’ consumption as it is a very good blood sugar regulator, helps to stabilize and lower insulin resistance. The significant amount of dietary fiber, especially when eaten with the skin, helps to promote a healthy digestive tract, relieving constipation and also helps prevent colon cancer. The high folate content is important and necessary for healthy fetal cell and tissue development. Regular consumption of sweetpotatoes strengthens the body’s immune system and develop resistance to infection. uglybynature Source: http:-juicing-for-health.com-health-benefits-of-sweet-potato . . . .
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