Benefits of Sweet Potatoes:
Sweet potatoes are delicious to eat especially if we roast, fry or boil them. These potatoes also helps our body in many ways like relief of asthma stomach indigestion and many more. It is a very healthy vegetable for humans as there are lots of benefits of sweet potatoes.
Where and How Sweet Potatoes Are Found?
Sweet Potatoes was first found in Central or Latin America. It was then distributed to the other parts of the world. It is mostly found in all the parts of the world as it is a common vegetable but the most production occurs at China.
What Are Sweet Potatoes?
Sweet Potatoes are basically root vegetables and fall under the root vegetables family of plants. It is found in the underground of a soil. It has various colors like green, yellow, red, reddish orange. It is very sweet compared to other vegetables and potatoes.
Benefits of Sweet Potatoes?
Sweet Potatoes benefits us in many ways like :
- Easy Digestion
Sweet Potatoes contain a huge amount of starch and dietary fiber in it which makes it very easy to digest as they are very comfortable with the stomach and intestines without any digestion problems and moreover they are very delicious to eat!
- Relief of Asthma
These potatoes and their smells remove all the dirt and pollution from our lungs, nose and trachea which removes asthma.
- Boosting Our Immune System
They make the white blood cells much more strong with their rich minerals and vitamins to fight any disease.
- Reduce Arthritis Pain
Eating boiled sweet potatoes and applying them on your skin especially joints reduce the pain of arthritis.
- Weight Loss
Though sweet potatoes contain lots of sugar and starch in them they have a low calorie content which is useful in losing weight especially eating boiled sweet potatoes.
- Treating Cold
As these potatoes carries lots of sugars and starch in them they warm the body removing the cold that disturbs us.
- Curing Stomach Ulcers
They have an effect of easing the intestines and stomach which reduces the excess amount of acid in your stomach thus reducing the pain and the burning sensation in your stomach.
Not only curing these diseases but sweet potatoes also carry and the other benefit of sweet potatoes are:
- Rich Minerals
- High Vitamin A to cure poor eyesight
- Vitamin B5 for healthy growth
- Sugars but fat free
- High Dietary Fiber
- Rich Vitamin C making our skin beautiful
Any Side Effects of Sweet Potatoes?
Though there are benefits of sweet potatoes but eating excess amount of them causes these side effects:
- They contain high oxalates which if mixed with calcium forming calcium oxalates which causes kidney stones.
- There is a type of sugar in sweet potatoes called mannitol which causes stomach pain, bloating and diarrhea especially for sensitive people or people whose immune systems are low.
Which is one is Healthy: Sweet Potatoes or Normal Potatoes?
Sweet potatoes are much more healthy than normal potatoes because normal potatoes has a huge amount of carbohydrates in it which if eaten excess results in weight gain most of the time. However sweet potatoes contain huge amount of dietary fiber which causes easy digestion, weight loss as it is 100% fat free. Though both of these kinds of potatoes are healthy and is needed for our body.
So as you can see that sweet potatoes benefits us in many ways and we must eat them in order to stay healthy tough not excess as you also read that that what happens if we eat excess of them because we all know excess of anything is very bad which instead results in harming us. If you want to know more about our health tips then make sure to visit this website. Be safe and lead a healthy life!
-Maareum Islam Khan