1 . Maintain Blood Sugar Levels
-With a medium to high glycemic index (44-96), they are a preferred option for the diabetics when taken in moderation.
-Manganese in the Shakarakand help in metabolizing the carbohydrates, thereby maintain the sugar levels and avoid sugar spikes.
2 . Aid Digestion
-Rich in both soluble fiber (15-23%) such as pectin and insoluble fiber (77-85%) such as cellulose and lignin, they decrease the food intake and aids digestion.
-It is recommended to consume close to 21-38 grams of fiber a day to keep major disease conditions at bay.
3 . Promote Heart Health
-Rich in Vitamin B6, it helps reduce the homocysteine in the body that found to be linked with diseases such as heart attacks.
-The potassium of sweet potato helps in lowering the blood pressure by maintaining the fluid balance.
4 . Boost Immunity
-Rich in anti-inflammatory compounds such as anthocyanides and choline, sweet potatoes have been found to boost immunity and helps fight disease.
-Iron in the fruit also helps in providing resistance to stress, increases red and white cells production and regulates immune functioning