Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato Nutrition Benefits Recipes

Food is Medicine: enjoy these simple recipes and discover how sweet potato can support your health and wellness.

Sweet Potato nutrition, benefits, recipes....This starchy, sweet-tasting root vegetable (which is only distantly related to common potato varieties), comes in a range of colours, including yellow, purple and white. Having a lower glycaemic index than the common potato, sweet potatoes can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes.

 

  • 74 calories / 100g
  • 79% water

Nutrition:

  • Vitamins A + B-Complex + B6+ C + E
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Niacin (B3)
  • Potassium
  • Thiamin (B1)
  • Dietary Fibre
  • Anti-oxidants

 

Health Benefits May Include:

  • Improve blood sugar regulation and improve symptoms associated with Type 2 diabetes.
  • Decrease fasting blood glucose and increase insulin sensitivity.
  • Neutralise free-radicals, reduce oxidative damage &lower the risk of some cancers.
  • Boosts brain function, enhances cognitive process and memory.
  • Stimulates the production of immune cells to build a strong immune system.
  • Maintain healthy eyes and prevent age related macular degeneration.
  • Promotes satiety, curbs cravings and supports weight loss.
  • Improves digestion, reduces the risk of ulcers and prevents constipation.
  • Support healthy skin and reduce the signs of aging.

Sweet Potato Nutrition Health Benefits & Recipes:

For a further detailed nutritional analysis of sweet potato, search:

The Australian Food Composition Database.

To learn more about how  sweet potato can fit into a healthy and balanced eating pattern, search:

The Australian Dietary Guidelines or Nutrition Australia's Healthy Eating Pyramid.

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