Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are starchy fruits counted in the family of vegetables; they are rich in nutrition, vitamins and fibres and provides a list of benefits to the body.

One sliced sweet potato contains

Calories- 180

Carbs- 41.4 grams

Fibre- 6.6 grams

Protein- 4 grams

Health Benefits

Helps in cancer prevention: Many varieties of antioxidants in sweet potatoes help in fighting certain types of cancer cells. Anthocyanins a class of antioxidants mostly found in purple sweet potatoes have shown results of slowing down the growth of a particular kind of cancer cells in the body.

Cures gut health: Sweet potatoes contain both soluble and insoluble fibres which are hard to digest. Therefore this fibre stays in the digestive tract and provides many kinds of gut-related help.

Supports the immune system: Vitamin A is essential for the immune system, and orange-fleshed sweet potatoes are a rich source of beta-carotene, which is a plant compound which gets converted into vitamin A when it reaches inside the body.

Health Risk

There are no such side effects noticed in sweet potatoes yet but yes over intake can cause your nails and skin to show slightly orange colour pigments