There are a few foods in the world which are yummy and nutritious at the same time. Sweet Potatoes is a that kind of savior food in the world. People think sweet potatoes going to make them fat. But it is a misconception. In opposite to that, sweet potatoes work as a weight losing agent. It has been scientifically proven. It has now become an essential part of diet plans. Athletes also have started to add sweet potatoes to their regular dishes.
You can add sweet potatoes by boiling them in water similar to boiling potatoes. In the traditional way, you can taste the natural sugar flavor in sweet potatoes. You will love to eat boiled sweet potatoes if you are fond of melt-in-mouth nature of it. You can add sweet potatoes to your plate by baking, by grilling or by air-frying it. In that way, you can replace unhealthy snacks with healthy sweet potatoes. Here, I am going to mention 4 key benefits of adding sweet potatoes into your diet plan.
1.Higher Fiber Content
According to USDA (U.S. Department of Department of Agriculture), sweet potatoes contains 3 grams of dietary fibers in 100 grams. Therefore, it has a higher density of dietary fibers within it. Dietary fibers can improve the health of bacteria in your gut. dietary fibers also reduce your appetite while filling the room in your tummy with its low calorie amount. In addition to that, dietary fibers play a critical role in controlling cholesterol and sugar levels in the blood. It can decrease the chances of getting into diseases like diabetes, heart diseases and bowel cancers in the long run.
2. Lower GI (Glycemic Index) Value
Glycemic Index gives an idea about how a food affect to blood glucose level. If a food has a higher GI, it will increase blood sugar level immediately. Sweet potatoes has a lower glycemic Index value; therefore, it will increase sugar level in your blood slowly and steadily. It won’t make any spikes in blood sugar levels. But researches have shown the baked sweet potatoes have a higher GI value than boiled sweet potatoes. Therefore, it is better to add boiled sweet potatoes into your daily meal than baked ones.
3.Higher Water Content
You might wonder, how having a higher water content help in weight losing process. Let me explain. When you eat sweet potatoes, it will fill a considerable space in your tummy with water. It will give you the feeling of bellyful for a long period of time. Congratulations! Now on, you can easily catch up with your diet plan without suffering from fasting.
4.Lower Calorie Amount
According to USDA , sweet potatoes only have 86 calories within 100 grams. It is a very low value compared to other foods. Because of the lower GI value this calorie amount will convert into glucose very slowly. All these qualities make sweet potatoes a perfect diet dish.
It is hard to believe that all these perfect qualities are compacted within sweet potatoes, isn’t it?