Is World Diabetes Day, diabetics in India can all go pink-pink with new coin and pink with potatoes!
Sweet potato It is a root vegetable, large, starchy and sweet tasting. It exists in many varieties with skin color and flesh ranging from white to yellow, red, pinkish purple or brown. It only relates distantly with the potato.
What makes sweet potatoes a food for diabetics?
Many people think that root vegetables with starch are a group of foods that may not be useful for controlling blood sugar levels. This is because they realize that our digestive system can convert food starches into simple sugars, which is true. What is fascinating about sweet potatoes is their ability to potentially improve the regulation of blood sugar, even in people with type 2 diabetes. Let's see how:
It is rich in dietary fiber that plays two important roles in the control of blood sugar: A) it slows down the process of digestion and absorption of glucose in the bloodstream B) it provides volume to the food to help it feel satisfied. The glycemic index (GI) The sweet potato is in the middle range, which is excellent for the control of diabetes. GI is the classification of carbohydrates on a scale of 0 to 100 according to the degree to which blood sugar levels rise after eating. Last but not least, it helps to satisfy a sweet craving in a healthy way.
Other important benefits of the sweet potato
Featured source of beta-carotene – The orange pulp sweet potato is rich in the pigment beta carotene, which is a precursor of vitamin A. Therefore, the consumption of sweet orange potatoes will help to develop a good vision, a strong immune system, an adequate cell growth and healthy skin. Anti-inflammatory property – The sweet potatoes of pink and purple pulp contain a pigment called "anthocyanin" that exerts anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It inhibits the effect of toxic free radicals and offers protection against infections and inflammations. Anthocyanins: Compounds that fight diseases give bright red, orange and violet blue colors to many fruits and vegetables such as strawberries, black grapes, beet, brine, purple cabbage, etc. It helps you lose weight Since it is loaded with dietary fiber, sweet potatoes when consumed absorb water and fill your stomach faster. This helps you stay on a calorie-restricted diet. They also contain a specific type of fiber called resistant starch. Some studies report that a diet rich in resistant starch helps reduce the risk of obesity.
Comparison between white potatoes and sweet potatoes
Read the full article "Diabetics – Go Pink With Potatoes!" Written by Ms. Jasleen Chawla at Practo.com here: https://www.practo.com/healthfeed/diabetics-go-pink-with-potatoes-25554/ send
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