Anyone who works out has this ingredient as a valuable partner, but do you know the real benefits of sweet potatoes?
Sweet potato is a tuber that offers energy to the body thanks to its high contents of carbs.
It is also rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, which gives many benefits to your health.
Sweet potato is also rich in antioxidants, like beta carotene, flavonoids, and phenolic compounds, which help protect the cells against the effects of free radicals, and is a healthier alternative for the regular potato.
Sweet potatoes are usually white, but you can also find them in other varieties, like orange, brown, or purple.
0:00 Benefits of sweet potatoes
0:48 Helps with weight loss
0:56 Improves skin and hair
1:13 Great for pregnant women
1:39 Controls blood sugar levels
1:49 Controls cholesterol
2:01 Contributes to the good functioning of the digestive system
2:13 Boosts immunity
2:23 Controls stress
As we saw, sweet potatoes have a lot of benefits to our health, beauty, and well-being.
You can eat sweet potatoes with or without the peel, and you can bake, grill, or boil it.
If you are diabetic, eat small portions of sweet potato, preferably boiled, as it reduces its glycemic index.
Now that you know how good sweet potatoes are for you, try adding them to your diet to improve even more your health and your workout performance!
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