Sweet potatoes have all the health benefits of round potatoes, and sweet potatoes also have some other benefits. Sweet potatoes are made of different colors and are rich in nutrients. It improves your heart and skin health, protects eyesight, reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes and protects against other health problems.
What are the nutritional benefits of sweet potato?
All potatoes are rich in nutrition and healthy for you, said Brigitte Zeitlin, a proprietor and dietitian of BZ Nutrition in New York. But sweet potatoes (sweet potatoes in orange, yellow and purple) have less calories and carbohydrates than round potatoes. Sweet potatoes contain high levels of 'Vitamin A'.
'Vitamin A' is an antioxidant that enhances immunity and helps maintain healthy skin and eyesight. A sweet potato provides you with more than 5 percent of your daily recommended vitamin A, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.
Buy dark colored sweet potatoes when buying. Some studies have found that the darker the color of sweet potato (be it orange, yellow or purple), the darker it is, the higher the nutritional value.
Do not eat sweet potatoes without crunching. The healthiest way to eat all kinds of potatoes is to eat oatmeal, because it contains a lot of fiber, says Jitlin. Khosa also contains a lot of antioxidants.