Did you ever know that sweet potatoes help effectively in losing weight? Read about the innumerable health benefits of this indomitable vegetable as well as how and why it helps in reducing extra pounds.
A vegetable diet has always been a well-known and a highly recommended diet-strategyfor people striving to achieve weight loss. The reason for vegetables being consideredoptimum for weight-loss is because they contain an ample amount of fiber and waterapart from being low in calories. One of the best vegetables that aid weight-loss is sweetpotato. Let’s see how it helps.RICH IN FIBERStudies reveal that most people consume the same amount of food every day. Dietary-fiber being bulky fills your tummy easily as it takes a lot of space in it. Hence you can feelfull on just few calories. Also fibers take a long time to get digested thus preventingovereating, high calorie intake and potential weight-gain.HIGH IN WATERWater can make you lose extra pounds. Just like fiber water takes up a lot of room in yourstomach thus preventing binge-eating and snacking between meals. Therefore water beingassociated with appetite reduction and higher burning of calories can lead to losing ofweight. Sweet potatoes are rich in its water content.
LOW IN CALORIELow calories are extremely important if your aim is to reduce. Sweet potatoes containjust 100 calories per serving compared to usual potatoes that contain 500 calories perserving.OTHER BENEFITS OF SWEET POTATOESSweet potatoes are abundant in Vitamin B6, thus preventing heart attacks; Vitamin C,thus maintaining immunity and youthfulness in skin; Vitamin D, promoting energylevels and moods and building of organs and glands; iron, helping in immunity, blood-cell production, stress reduction and many more; potassium, regulating heart-beatsand nerve signals; magnesium-an anti-stress agent and many more useful things.HOW CAN IT BE TAKEN?There are lots of ways sweet potatoes can be eaten like wedges, casseroles, soup,knot-rolls, grilled-fries, quesadillas, pudding, chips and many more.Happy dieting!
Author:Vanan is an accredited professional of fitnessand nutrition, from Ezfit Singapore.