Updated: Jan 26, 2022
KING HENRY VIII believed sweet potatoes enhanced his sex life, and he wasn't alone in this view.
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In The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes from 1597, John Gerarde says sweet potatoes "procure bodily lust, and that with greedinesse". He explains they may be boiled with prunes or roasted.
Crystallised slices were sold in London during Tudor times with similarly amorous promises, and sweet potato desserts were popular. An intriguing recipe for a tart "that is courage to a man or woman" from The Good Huswife's Jewell of 1596 is reprinted in Redcliffe Salaman's The History and Social Influence of the Potato. The mix of quinces, sweet potatoes, dates, wine, eggs, rosewater, and spices sounds quaintly appetising.
Today, the appeal of this starchy, tuberous root is as an alternative to regular potatoes. The orange flesh makes for a gorgeous mash. Now enter it's cousin, the Purple Sweet Potato - packed with nutrients and fibres.
Magnificent Sweet Potato Health Benefits
In terms of market competition, the potato tuber is more popular as a practical and could easily be encountered in a variety of menus, ranging from just french fries, croquettes, and so forth. In fact, sweet potatoes proved to be much more healthy than the potato. For your consideration, here are the various health benefits of sweet potatoes:
Keeping Blood Pressure
According to the American Heart Association, the sweet potato is one of the foods that are rich in potassium. Potassium has a very important role in maintaining blood pressure. In addition, potassium also plays a role in controlling muscle and nerve function. On average, adults need as much as 4,700 milligrams of calcium each day, and a large size of the sweet potato contains 300 milligrams of potassium, even more.
Sweet potatoes contain lots of beta carotene which is an antioxidant, a substance that is not only able to fight free radicals, substances that fight cancer. There have been many studies that prove that the high content of carotenoids beta-carotene in the blood associated with reduced risk of breast cancer. Health experts recommend eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables that contain lots of beta carotene.
Maintain Weight Loss
Want to Slim? Stay away from potatoes! If someone is a hobby enjoyed potatoes, especially in the form of chips and french fries, then do not be surprised if the person will gain weight. But, not all tuber have the same effect, for example sweet potatoes. If you like to enjoy sweet potatoes, your weight will be stable even down. There are a lot of fiber in sweet potatoes would make a person feel full longer, and make a number of blood sugar remains stable. Soluble fiber contained in sweet potato also helps lower LDL (bad cholesterol) in the blood.
One of the best sources of vitamin A
Sweet potato was given the title as a SuperFood by the Center for Science in the Public Interest for nutritional content. A single medium-size sweet potato provides more than 200 percent of the daily requirement for vitamin A. This vitamin appears in the form of beta carotene, which gives on colour orange or the purple sweet potato.
Vitamin A itself to be beneficial to eyesight, skin, and bones. Sweet potatoes also functions as an antioxidant, helping to prevent infection in the digestive tract, urinary tract, and lungs. In a study conducted by Kansas State University in 2003, and published in The American Society for Nutritional Sciences, discovered the relationship between vitamin A deficiency and emphysema (a lung infection that causes difficulty breathing).
Sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene, the main antioxidant, as well as various other nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin B complex, iron and phosphorus. This makes the sweet potato as a great immune booster.
Fibre in sweet potatoes are also higher compared to other types of potatoes in general. If both of these factors combined with other minerals such as magnesium contained in sweet potatoes, then this food is the right choice to help digestion. Besides it's, sweet potato is also easy to digested as well as good for gastric and small intestine.
The content of vitamin C, iron and other nutrients to help cure bronchitis. Sweet potatoes are also believed to warm the body (probably because of the sweetness and other nutrients). The content also serves to cure bronchitis, regardless of other content that could relieve congestion.
The content of beta-carotene, magnesium, zinc and vitamin B complex to make sweet potato as the right choice to tackle arthritis. Sweet potato cooking water can be applied to the joints to relieve pain from arthritis.
People with diabetes are often advised to avoid sugary foods. This does not apply to sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are are very effective in regulating blood sugar levels by helping insulin secretion and function. However, does not mean that people with diabetes can eat sweet potatoes without rules. But, they can change their carbohydrate intake with rice or sweet potatoes.
Overcome Stomach Ulcers
Sweet potatoes are comfortable effect in the stomach and small intestine. Vitamin B complex and vitamin C, beta carotene, potassium and calcium are very effective in relieving inflammation of the stomach. In addition, the fiber in sweet potatoes can prevent constipation and accumulation of acid, because it will decrease the likelihood of gastric inflammation. Anti-inflammatory and soothing content of sweet potatoes can also reduce the pain and inflammation of the stomach.
From so many varieties of sweet potatoes, it is advised to choose Purple Colour Sweet Potato, because it has more nutrition compare than other varieties. So, according to a little sweet potatoes health benefits above, do you want to put it on your daily diet menu?
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