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Sunday, July 19, 2015

10 Benefits of Potatoes, the Antioxidant Rich

Sweet potatoes are a source of food that is familiar to most of the people of Indonesia. Easiness to obtain it makes people like to eat foods made from these potatoes. It felt too good.

In some areas, the sweet potato is often used as a source of staple food or snacks that accompany tea, coffee, or bajigur in the afternoon. For snacks, potato can be steamed, fried, or made a variety of snacks, which is certainly very tasty. Unfortunately, snacks of sweet potato is not a favorite food of most people. There are still many who underestimate the sweet potato. "Less cool and too rustic," as the reason.

However, behind ketidakelitanya, many benefits that can be derived from these sweet potatoes. One example, sweet potatoes are rich in antioxidants. The content is higher when the color of sweet potato increasingly concentrated.

The market can be found variegated sweet potatoes, ranging from white, pale yellow, orange, to purple. With this variety of colors, plus health benefits, it does not hurt to make sweet potato instead of your snack.

If still reluctant to eat sweet potatoes, try to see a number of other benefits derived from yams :

1. Helps the immune
Besides being rich in beta-carotene, sweet potatoes also contain other nutrients such as vitamin C, B complex, iron, and phosphorus. "This makes sweet potato into a great immune booster," said Emilia Achmadi, MSc.

2. Inflammation
Although not included in the family-kentangan ordinary potato, sweet potato has anti-inflammatory effects. Powered beta-carotene, vitamin C, and magnesium, sweet potatoes are very effective in curing inflammation of internal and external.

3. Overcome bronchitis and asthma
According to Emilia, who is also a nutritionist, vitamin C, iron, and other nutrients in sweet potatoes efektis help overcome bronchitis. Not only that, yams which are believed to help warm the body also has the ability to help overcome bronchitis. Typical aroma found in sweet potatoes effective in treating nasal congestion and help relieve asthma.

4. Relieve arthritis pain
Composition of beta-carotene, magnesium, zinc, and vitamin B complex made of sweet potato can be an option in dealing with arthritis. The trick, compress sections experiencing pain due to arthritis with sweet potato cooking water.

5. Good for digestion
The fiber content in sweet potatoes are also fairly high. Higher than the kinds of potatoes. Although the fiber content is high enough, yams classified easily digestible food source. "So good for the stomach and small intestine," said Emilia. In addition, vitamin B complex, C, beta-carotene, potassium, and calcium in sweet potatoes are very effective in helping to relieve inflammation of the stomach. "Fiber contained sweet potato is also able to prevent the occurrence of constipation and acid accumulation," adds Emilia. That would help decrease the likelihood of gastroenteritis. Anti-inflammatory and soothing content of sweet potatoes can also reduce the pain and inflammation of the stomach.

6. Help overcome cancer
The existence of beta-carotene, which are antioxidants and make colors on sweet potatoes, as well as vitamin C, an essential component in helping to overcome cancer. Particularly for cancers of the colon, small intestine, prostate, kidney, and several other cancers.

7. Maintain water balance
Fibers contained in sweet potatoes will help hold water. This will maintain fluid balance in the body.

8. Carbohydrate source diabetes
Diabetics usually have strict rules in managing eating. Choosing a good meal and where possible reduce sugary foods. Some sources of carbohydrates must also be examined.

Well, sweet potatoes, so far still can be consumed by diabetics because it is effective in regulating blood sugar levels by helping insulin secretion and function. Sweet potatoes can be a choice replacement for rice or other carbohydrate sources. Only, it does not mean diabetics can eat sweet potatoes at will without rules. Intake should still be balanced.

9. Gain weight
It is very easy to understand by looking at the content of nutrients in it. Carbohydrates contained in sweet potato can be used as an energy source.

10. Other advantages
Sweet potatoes in fact also be effective in helping stop the dependence on cigarettes, beverages, as well as certain types of narcotics. In addition, it is also very good for the health of veins and arteries. High concentrations of beta-carotene and phosphorus are very good for eye health and cardiovascular.
Was no doubt eat sweet potatoes, right?


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