The sweet potato is a vegetable which contains copper, manganese and vitamins
A and B6.
In its purple variety, sweet potatoes contain anthocyanins deemed to reduce the risk of developing colon cancer
In addition, the sweet potato has phenolic compounds which can reduce the phenomenon of bad cholesterol oxidation
and therefore reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease
. This property is enhanced by sweet potato leaves which protects the lining of blood
Sweet potato also plays a role of liver
protector, antidiabetic and positively affects the immune system.
100 grams of sweet potato are about an energy value of 100 kcal.
Published by Crashounette
Latest update on November 27, 2013 at 09:47 PM by Crashounette.