Sweet potatoes are a perfect healthier replacement for potatoes. They can be cooked in the similar way, into the similar dishes or even had on their own just as one would with potatoes. Yet they have more benefits than the regular potato for most people trying to lose weight, or searching for a “carb” replacement.
Sweet Potatoes are packed with Vitamin A, which has the pigment retinol which is a moisturizing agent required by the mucus membranes of your body, the eyes, ear, nose, throat, vagina, rectum and the inner walls of our intestine. It is one of the best sources of Vit A along with carrots and cantaloupe. It is important as it keeps the skin hydrated and the hair nourished.
Sweet Potatoes also are high on their quotient of Vitamin C which along with collagen helps in maintaining the youthfulness of your skin, and protects the delicate organs inside your body like heart and kidney. The antioxidants promote immunity and reduce inflammation.
They also have high nutritional value of Calcium, potassium, Sulphur making them a nutri-dense meal. A lot of people are constantly searching for ideal carb replacement that keeps them feeling satiated for a longer time along with being tastier and easily incorporated into everyday food. A boiled sweet potato has lower calorific value than potatoes and since it’s is low both on the glycemic index and glycemic load it is possible for people to benefit from the other nutritional aspects.
A boiled sweet potato can be used as a gravy thickener, a binder for cutlets/pattice apart from being used as a replacement to any potato dish. Easily available, economical viable along with it being easily edible, it is a superfood that can be introduced in food plans both for the children and elderly as well.
GI is a measure of how quickly a food converts to glucose.
GL is a measure of how much a food converts to glucose.
Sweet Potatoes have a low glycemic index as well as a low glycemic load, making them a better nutritional carb for diabetics and heart patients as well.
So stock up on sweet potatoes and make them a part of your daily diet.