5 Benefits of sweet potatoes for health

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We present the sweet potato, the main tuber of the fall season.

Learn how to add this healthy tuber to your dishes in the most delicious and original way. It is time for chestnuts, pumpkins and sweet potatoes, but not this last tuber can come to your kitchen to stay. The sweet potato or sweet potato, has multiple health benefits. Take note:


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1. It is rich in beta-carotene

It helps you take care of your skin and keep it hydrated (helps maintain and enhance your tan), and is very good for your eyesight. They are also a great source of magnesium, potassium and iron.


2. It is healthier than potatoes

The sweet potato has a lower glycemic load than its close relative, the potato. Its pectin fiber content prevents insulin from spiking uncontrollably and keeps you satiated for longer. Thus avoiding hyperglycemia.


3. It is a spectacularly healthy carbohydrate

Since it is a super nutritious food, it provides you with the necessary vitamins and essential amino acids that another carbohydrate would provide, for example, potatoes, but with much less sugar in the blood. This means that it is an ideal carbohydrate if your goal is to lose weight or stay fit.


4. Contributes to the health of your immune system.

For its high content of Vitamin A, C (hence its orange color) and B9, perfect for the protection of your immune system.


5. Reduces inflammation

Its high magnesium content plays a very important role in the formation of bones and cartilage. It also helps blood to clot well and is an antioxidant. In particular, purple sweet potatoes are high in anthocyanins, pigments that contain a high antioxidant load that help reduce inflammation, such as abdominal inflammation.



Cook it healthy and fat-free:


  • Peel a sweet potato and cut it into strips (as if they were potato chips).
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180º and place baking paper on a baking tray.
  • Pour in the sweet potato strips and season with a little pink salt, pepper and cinnamon.
  • Bake for 30 minutes and... enjoy!