Treat Your Sweet Tooth, Guilt Free... With Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are a wholesome, starch-filled snack that satiates you and gives an instant dose of energy! Yet, it is light, easily digested and soothes your stomach and intestines with its rich starch content. An added bonus is that this sweet snack is great for all the three doshas, especially Vata.
Rich in nutrients
The vitamin A content in sweet potatoes helps improve vision while vitamin C boosts immunity. The amount of magnesium is good for stress and helps uplift mood. It also promotes bone, muscle and nerve health. The potassium present in them can help subside muscle cramps that are caused by the deficiency of potassium. The presence of potassium, sodium, and copper helps maintain healthy blood pressure and a healthy heart.
The high fiber content in sweet potatoes is good for digestion. It helps prevent constipation and allows healthy elimination, keeping the colon cleansed. The starch present in sweet potatoes also promotes the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut.
Moderates blood sugar
The complex carbohydrates present in sweet potatoes satiate your craving for sweets for longer and in the healthiest way. Despite the ‘sweet’ in sweet potatoes, these do not spike your blood sugar; instead, they help stabilize blood glucose levels.
Skin and eye health
With its anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiviral and antioxidant qualities, sweet potatoes are great for the skin and can also help balance your hormones. They also contain several nutrients such as carotenoids that help improve and maintain eye health.
Relieves stress and anxiety
The high magnesium content in sweet potatoes helps relax and soothe the mind. They also contain compounds that improve brain functioning.
Easy to make dish with sweet potatoes
Slice one large sweet potato into thin pieces and add a dash of spices like cumin, cardamom and cinnamon. Sprinkle coriander on top and spread a drizzle of cow ghee over each slice. Bake the dish for 15-20 minutes in an oven at high temperature until the sweet potato becomes soft. Enjoy your yummy dish and stay satiated for long.