If obesity is your worst nightmare and toughest struggle in life, we have some good news for you. You can beat your ‘enemy’ with only one food, and it is sweet potatoes. These are not only sweet and delicious, but also effective in weight management and preventing blindness.
Use sweet potatoes to prevent blindness
Vitamin A deficiency is one of the major causes of blindness.
The World Health Organization says that the lack of this vitamin is one of the leading causes of infant mortality, because babies are more prone to infections.
According to the Organization, over 250 million children throughout the world lack this vitamin.
There are so many genetically modified products on the market, due to the fact that producers try to generate nutrient rich crops. Each of these companies contributes to vitamin deficiencies, because their crops have passed through biofortification.
Our body converts beta-carotene in vitamin A, and sweet potatoes are one of the greatest sources of this carotenoid.
Sweet potatoes can help you get rid of excess pounds and here is how
Although they are called ‘sweet,’ sweet potatoes are not packed with unhealthy amounts of sugar. Moreover, they regulate blood sugar levels.
Sweet potatoes contain a compound that raises adiponectin levels.
Adiponectin is a hormone that controls blood sugar. In fact, sweet potatoes have low glycemic index, which works well for those spike in your blood sugar levels.
Boiling or steaming are the best ways to prepare your sweet potatoes. Roasting stripes their nutrients off, but you already knew this one, since it applies to almost any fruit or veggie.
Sweet potatoes remain in the digestive tract for longer, giving you a feeling of fullness, plus you will handle your food cravings a lot easier. Fiber in sweet potatoes is the other thing that keeps you full for longer. A medium-sized sweet potato provides 4 grams of natural fiber.
Sweet potato recipes
Sweet potato wedges
These contain less fat than regular potato wedges.
Use the wedges as a side dish, and serve them with your favorite meal. Enjoy this lunch over the weekend, and in just 45 minutes you will have a full meal packed with great nutrients.
Sweet potato and apple hash browns
Chop your sweet potatoes and apples. That is pretty much all you have to do regarding this recipe. Do not add butter or other unhealthy ingredients.
Sweet potato and carrot soup
You can enjoy this healthy cream soup in just a few minutes. Cook and blend both ingredients until smooth. Vegetarians can use vegetable stock instead of chicken broth to make this delicious soup.
Sweet potato baked latkes
This will soon become an absolute favorite in your family. Grate your sweet potatoes and add in cinnamon, flour substitute, nutmeg and free-range eggs.
Source: Healthy Food House