Sweet Potatoes is a healthy alternative to potatoes. You would be surprised to know the many Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes!
They are high in vitamin B6 and are a good source of vitamin C (which helps maintain skin’s youthful elasticity) & Vitamin D (which helps build healthy bones). Sweet potatoes contain iron and support a healthy immune system and are a good source of magnesium, which is the relaxation and anti-stress mineral. They are also a good source of potassium, one of the important electrolytes that performs many essential functions, some of which include relaxing muscle contractions, reducing swelling, and protecting and controlling the activity of the kidneys. Moreover unlike potatoes, Sweet potatoes do not cause blood sugar spikes.
They are versatile! Try them roasted, puréed, steamed, baked, or grilled. You can add them to soups and stews, or grill and place on top of leafy greens for a delicious salad. Enjoy grilling them with onions and red peppers for amazing sandwich or wrap ingredients. Puree them and add to smoothies and baked goods.
On the other hand, Yams too are a good source of vitamin C – 27% of the daily value for fighting infections such as colds and flu and quick wound healing, anti-aging, strong bones, and healthy immune function. It also provides good amounts of fiber, potassium, manganese, and metabolic B vitamins.
Lets check out this healthy Ayurvedic Recipe of Sweet Potato and Yam Cutlet.