The sweet potato is one of the best foods in the world.
It’s easy to get, economical and delicious! It is one of the anonymous heroes of a healthy diet. For a reasonable number of calories (one medium-sized sweet potato has 100 calories and almost 4 grams of fiber) you can get a significant nutrient load. Do you want to look younger? Do you want to be sick less often? 1 cup of mashed sweet potato has a 65 % of your minimum daily intake of vitamin A and C.
Vitamin C is not only beneficial for your immune system, but also increases the production of collagen, which improves the skin and it is also a precursor of endogenous L-Carnitine that helps you burn more fat! Although it is sweet, this tuber has little impact on blood sugar levels, since it has a medium-low glycaemic load. This is ideal for athletes, so it is increasingly common to implement the sweet potato in the diet for high performance athletes.
It is also a great source of calcium, folic acid (that reduces blood homocysteine levels, which helps prevent heart problems), potassium (that not only prevents cramps, but also lowers blood pressure and reduces cellulite because it decreases fluid retention) and beta-carotene.
The high content of beta-carotene helps stabilize blood sugar levels and reduce insulin resistance, making the cells more sensitive to insulin. When there is too much insulin in the body we accumulate more fat and we do not burn it, that is why it is vital to control it when you want to lose fat and be healthy.
So, you can make them in the oven with the skin, mash them, cut them like chips with a mandolin slicer and fry them, make wedges and bake them, etc.
|Total fat||0,1 g|
|Saturated fatty acids||0 g|
|Polyunsaturated fatty acids||0 g|
|Monounsaturated fatty acids||0 g|
|Vitamin A||14.187 IU|
|Vitamin D||0 IU|
|Vitamin B12||0 μg|
|Vitamin C||2,4 mg|
|Vitamin B6||0,2 mg|