Navratri 2023: A humble sweet potato can be the perfect addition to your diet this festive season for its amazing health benefits. This root vegetable is usually grown in the south and central regions of the American subcontinent. However, it is also widely grown in other tropical regions as well.
Sweet Potato Flavour
Like its name, this starchy vegetable has a texture like that of a potato, with its distinct sweet flavour, making it suitable for both sweet and savoury dishes. Moreover, its naturally sweet flavour gets enhanced when cooked. Common ways of consumption of this ingredient are by boiling, frying and baking.
Not only is this vegetable tasty, but has various health benefits that make it an ideal choice for a healthy diet. Here are some of it’s health benefits
Sweet potato is extremely beneficial to the eyesight. It contains essential vitamins such as vitamin C and E, that promotes good eyesight. On top of that, it prevents major eye diseases such as Cataracts and Glaucoma
Sweet Potatoes are a great source of antioxidants that help with overall body health. It is rich in beta-carotene antioxidant, which gives the vegetable an orange tinge. Therefore, protects the body from cell damage which can be linked to cancer.
This vegetable is okay to be consumed by diabetes patients. Sweet Potatoes have a low glycemic index that regulates the body’s sugar. Moreover, it also maintains the insulin levels.
During the festive season, the body is more prone to catching common diseases due to the change in weather. Sweet Potato is the perfect remedy to fight this as it is a great immunity booster. It is rich in vitamins A, C and D, along with several antioxidants that enhance the body’s immunity.
Sweet potatoes have Vitamin C which brightens the skin and reduces dark spots. Moreover, this produces collagen in the skin that helps prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
In conclusion, sweet potatoes are not only tasty but have several health benefits making them a perfect addition to the Navratri diet
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