Camote One of The World’s Healthiest Food!


Today Camote or Sweet Potatoes should be part of diet even if you have more money to buy or prepare expensive dishes. Camote or Sweet Potatoes is the world’s healthiest food, this is according to statement of North Athlantic Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging.

Although they're soft and creamy enough to be put in pies and called dessert, Camote or Sweet Potatoes  are also a surprisingly nutritious vegetable.

Camote or Sweet Potatoes are one of the best sources of vitamin A; a large one contains more than 100 percent of the daily recommended intake, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Vitamin A is an antioxidant powerhouse, and is linked to anti-aging benefits, cancer prevention and the maintenance of good eyesight, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Camote or Sweet Potatoes  Health benefits

1) An energy food because of high carbohydrate contents. It can replace rice in diet.

2) Good for diabetics. It helps stabilize blood sugar levels by increasing adiponectin, an important factor of insulin metabolism. It has moderate glycemic index of 50.

3) High in dietary fiber and low fat content. Good for the heart and tummy. Fibers help reduce bad cholesterol and ease bowel movement.

4) Deep colored yellow camote contains lutein and beta carotene. Antioxidants to prevent rapid aging and maintain good eyesight.

5) Have lots of essential minerals and vitamins. Manganese, copper, potassium, iron, Vitamin – E, C, B6, B2, and A.

6) An effective detoxifying agent. It adsorb heavy metals and take it out of the system. Metals such as lead, arsenic and mercury accumulate in our body due to consumption of commercially processed foods.

Source: Food Recap
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