THE BENEFITS OF SWEET POTATO


SweetPotato THE BENEFITS OF SWEET POTATO

Don’t let those disgustingly sugary Thanksgiving-day dishes fool you. Sweet potatoes are a nutritional powerhouse, ideal whether you’re trying to cut carbs and lose weight—or bulk up and build muscle. What, exactly, are these fiber-rich root vegetables packing?

  • Carotenoids: plant compounds that squelch cell damage caused by everyday living—and challenging workouts.
  • Vitamin E: an antioxidant that may protect against heart disease.
  • Potassiuma mineral necessary for muscle contraction, nerve transmission, bone health, water balance, and normal blood pressure. (It’s got more than bananas, believe it or not.)
  • Copper: it assists in the production of collagen, which is responsible for keeping muscles healthy and skin taut.
  • Quercetin: research shoes this potent phytonutrient may help you breathe easier by warding off allergies, hay fever, and asthma.

 

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