The Sweet Potato Packs A Mighty Punch!

March 21, 2016 Posted by David Linton

It’s amazing what a little bit of sweetness can do for you. Sweet potatoes are deliciously filling, great for those who are trying to lose weight will release energy slowly keeping you fuller for longer with great amounts of energy and not to mention packed full of nutritious health benefits!

In fact, sweet potatoes are one of the most nutritious foods you can eat! That’s why we’ve decided to pick out just a few of the many health benefits you might not have known about this humble spud.

1. Boost Your Immune System

That’s right, who’d have thought a potato could stop you getting ill. Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin C, b complex, iron and packed full of antioxidants which makes it a delicious way to boost your body’s immunity. The iron content can help prevent anaemia and weakness. The vitamin B content not only helps repair your hair and skin cells but is essential for maintaining high energy levels and improving the nervous system…wow!

2. The Big C

It’s no joke, a regular diet that includes sweet potato can seriously reduce the risk of many different types of cancer. Firstly the high fibre content reduces the risk of both colon and prostate cancer, Its high level of antioxidants can prevent the damage of free radicals on your body cells and contains a pigment called Anticarinogenic which  has been proven to effectively inhibit the growth of cancerous cells. So keep eating that sweet!

3. Digestion

While where on the subject of fibre content, sweet potato has a huge amounts of fibre content meaning the simple spud can help you have a regular and normal bowel movement. The next time your reaching for the Dulcoease maybe reach for the spuds instead!

4. Good For Diabetics

Although its name would give you reason to believe otherwise, sweet potatoes are actually a big help to people suffering from diabetes. They contain Beta Carotene which helps regulate the insulin production in the body. With its slow release energy powers it can also help you feel energetic for longer while releasing sugar slowly into the body.

5. Keeping you limber

Because of its rich calcium and magnesium content sweet potatoes are great to strengthen your bones and reduce the pain caused by inflammation in joints. Because of its Beta Carotene content sweet potatoes can alleviate the pain caused by arthritis.

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