Sweet Potatoes: Health Benefits, Risks & Nutrition Facts

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If eaten in moderation and prepared in a healthy way (that means not just indulging in sweet potato fries), sweet potatoes are a nutritious, delicious food that should pose no significant health risks.It is based on this that Cliqloaded has put together the risk and health benefits attached to the consumption sweet potato.



 

Controlling blood sugar and maintaining energy

For as sweet as they are, sweet potatoes have a low glycemic index (which means they release sugar slowly into the bloodstream). Sweet potatoes  unlike other starchy foods that elevate blood sugar rapidly after [they’re consumed] due to their metabolism into sugar will help steady the levels of blood sugar

 

Stress

sweet potatoes contain magnesium, the go-to mineral for distressing. It promotes relaxation, calmness and a good mood, as well as artery, blood, bone, muscle and nerve health

Immunity and anti-inflammatory properties

“Due to the color-pigmented vitamins, sweet potatoes are high in anti-inflammatory benefits One sweet potato contains about half of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C. Vitamins A and E also support a healthy immune system and are powerful disease-fighting antioxidants.

Skin and hair

 

Vitamin A may help protect against sun damage vitamins C and E are well-known for their beauty benefits. They encourage healthy, glowing skin and collagen growth.

Digestion

sweet potatoes are a good source of dietary fiber, which helps the body maintain a healthy digestive tract and regulates digestion.

Cancer prevention

 

Orange sweet potatoes have been shown to have anti-carcinogenic properties NIH reports that some studies have suggested that beta-carotene may reduce the risk of br*ast cancer in premenopausal women and ovarian cancer in postmenopausal women.

Health risks

They are high in carbohydrates (about 23 grams per medium sweet potato) and calories (about 100 calories).

They may also cause some skin-related side effects.

 

“While there aren’t any severe health problems associated with sweet potatoes, they are high in vitamin A, which the body stores,When levels get too high, you may notice your skin and nails looking a little orange.” This side effect should decrease if you cut down on sweet potato consumption.

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