A vegetable diet has always been a well-known and a highly recommended diet-strategy for people striving to achieve weight loss. The reason for vegetables being considered optimum for weight-loss is because they contain an ample amount of fiber and water apart from being low in calories. One of the best vegetables that aid weight-loss is sweet potato. Let’s see how it helps.
RICH IN FIBER
Studies reveal that most people consume the same amount of food every day. Dietary-fiber being bulky fills your tummy easily as it takes a lot of space in it. Hence you can feel full on just few calories. Also fibers take a long time to get digested thus preventing overeating, high calorie intake and potential weight-gain.
HIGH IN WATER
Water can make you lose extra pounds. Just like fiber water takes up a lot of room in your stomach thus preventing binge-eating and snacking between meals. Therefore water being associated with appetite reduction and higher burning of calories can lead to losing of weight. Sweet potatoes are rich in its water content.
LOW IN CALORIE
Low calories are extremely important if your aim is to reduce. Sweet potatoes contain just 100 calories per serving compared to usual potatoes that contain 500 calories per serving.
OTHER BENEFITS OF SWEET POTATOES
Sweet potatoes are abundant in Vitamin B6, thus preventing heart attacks; Vitamin C, thus maintaining immunity and youthfulness in skin; Vitamin D, promoting energy levels and moods and building of organs and glands; iron, helping in immunity, blood-cell production, stress reduction and many more; potassium, regulating heart-beats and nerve signals; magnesium-an anti-stress agent and many more useful things.
HOW CAN IT BE TAKEN?
There are lots of ways sweet potatoes can be eaten like wedges, casseroles, soup, knot-rolls, grilled-fries, quesadillas, pudding, chips and many more.
Vanan is an accredited professional of fitness and nutrition, from Ezfit Singapore.