Key Benefits Of A Sweet PotatoBeing a girl from Idaho, I sure do love my potatoes. Sweet potato's are where all of the nutritional value is though...I can't get enough of these things and eat them everyday. Many days I eat 1/2 of a sweet potato with 2 or 3 of my meals and I feel like they give me the perfect amount of energy. Always steamed or baked in strips, with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Yum! This is definitely a carbohydrate that should be your best friend if you are trying to get or stay lean.
Checkout all of these great benefits you get from a sweet potato!
1. Full of antioxidants..such as Beta-Carotene.
This means they are great for your skin too!!!
2. Packed with Vitamin A.
438% of the recommended daily Value to be exact. Yowzers!
3. Contain Anti-Inflammatory Nutrients.
Studies have shown that after eating a sweet potato there is less inflammation in brain and nerve tissue.
4. Controls Blood Sugar Levels.
This is a big one! It can even help control blood sugar levels for those with type 2 diabetes. Low glycemic index means your blood sugar levels will maintain constant and you won't feel like a yo-yo after eating this great carbohydrate. Keep a steady stream of energy after eating a nutrient packed sweet potato!
5. Contains 65% of your Daily Need for Vitamin C.
...also high in Calcium, Folate, Potassium.
1 cup of Sweet Potato's (Which is ALOT of Potato) contains 180 calories, 41 grams of carbohydrates and 4 grams of protein...on top of all the other great for you nutrients listed.