Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is a sweet root crop having starchy characteristics, available to almost all regions in the world. The popular one is having a color appearance of orange and other variants differ in color, even in the nutrients it offers. It is often used for some baked goods like pies or can be eaten as a dessert itself.
Sweet potato is not just a mere dessert nor root crop but also nutritious known as having vitamin A. It also has healing properties. Here are some of the reasons why the sweet potato is good for you:
A good source of vitamin A. Sweet potatoes is known to have a generous amount of vitamin A as it boosts the immune system, containing beta-carotene. Vitamin A deficiency may cause serious infections and its usual victims are children and women who bear and milks a child.
Can help manage diabetes. Some research shows that sweet potato has a good performance in insulin resistance, fights off low blood sugar levels, and diabetes. It has a low glycemic index which means it discharges the sugar being taken by the body into its bloodstream into a slow process. It also has magnesium that is known in preventing type 2 diabetes developments.
It has anti-inflammatory properties. Sweet potatoes are abundant in vitamins having anti-inflammatory properties. The purple sweet potato has the most of it, so if you are experiencing any inflammatory reactions in your body, this one effectively helps prevent the problem.
Good for digestion. As mentioned first, sweet potatoes have fibers that are also known for preserving a healthy gut and digestion to prevent constipation and other digestive tract problems.
Enhances memory. This is good for someone who is becoming forgetful or for students reviewing in their upcoming exam. They may add sweet potato into their diet especially the purple one because it can help improve the memory capacity of the brain.