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  • Best for diabetics, sweet potatoes are lower in calories
  • Know which two vital vitamins are found in sweet potatoes
  • They are also rich in antioxidants

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Replace regular potatoes with sweet potatoes for better health benefits

If you are trying to lose weight or are diabetic, sweet potatoes are the best alternatives for you. Let’s see some of their other important health benefits 

Replace regular potatoes with sweet potatoes for better health benefits

Potatoes are a vital part of every Indian kitchen. Whether curries, fries or paranthas, potatoes are almost irreplaceable. But it’s high time that you replace them with sweet potatoes.

Let’s see some of the important health benefits that sweet potatoes possess.

Antioxidants: These reddish-purple skinned potatoes are rich in antioxidants and their anti-inflammatory properties balance out free radicals in our system preventing our cells from chemicals.

Rich source of vitamin A and vitamin C: Vitamin A is a key to prevent flu and keeps eyes and skin healthy. A medium sized sweet potato can suffice 400% of your body’s vitamin A need. They are also rich in vitamin C which boosts immunity.

Fights cancer: According to health experts these colourful potatoes are rich in protease inhibitor, a protein that can fight against cancer cells and delays their growth inside human body.

Controls blood sugar: As compared to white potatoes, sweet potatoes rate lower on the glycemic index, which measures how quickly food affects our blood sugar. Hence, it is much beneficial for diabetic patients.

High in Fibre: If you are trying to lose weight, sweet potatoes are your best alternatives for the white ones as they are lower in calories and carbohydrates.

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