I like to think of sweet potatoes as “healthy candy” that you can pretty much have any time without any worries. Here is a recipe that you can work with to make sweet potato fries.
Over 260 billion pounds of sweet potatoes are produced globally every year, making it one of the most important food crops in the world.
Additionally, Research has shown that sweet potatoes possess high nutritional value, and are also valuable medicinal plants -having anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, and anti-inflammatory powers. We are excited to share with you more about this uber awesome root crop.
Low Glycemic Index
Because of their low glycemic index, eating these potatoes certainly does not cause a sudden spike in blood sugar levels. In fact they are very effective in regulating blood sugar levels by helping the proper secretion and function of insulin. This makes the plant suitable for anyone diabetic.
High in Vitamin B6
Vitamin B6 helps reduce the chemical homocysteine in our bodies, which has been seen to cause degenerative diseases including heart attacks.
Having a high fibre content, these potatoes are great facilitators of digestion. Research also shows that high fibre foods help in promoting weight loss, making sweet potatoes a great addition to a weight-loss diet.
High in Vitamin A
Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin A, which helps strengthen eye sight and boost immunity to diseases. Best part about this? This vitamin keeps you forever young, as it protects against the effects of ageing.
Good Source of Magnesium
Have you been stressed lately? Get some sweet potatoes. Seriously! Magnesium found in sweet potatoes is a relaxation and anti-stress mineral. Magnesium is also necessary for healthy blood, heart, muscle, and nerve function.
Good Source of Potassium
Sweet potatoes are good sources of potassium, which is one of the important electrolyte that helps regulate heartbeat and nerve signals. This relaxes muscle contractions, reduces swellings and keeps kidneys healthy.