Sweet potatoes pack a nutritional punch and come loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. All of its parts serve our well-being and fight disease by keeping cancer at bay, helping manage diabetes, boosting immunity and guarding prostate health. They are a heart and waist-friendly vegetable, improve our skin and even protect our peepers.
Sweet potatoes are high in oxalates that can cause calcium-oxalate kidney stones. They contain mannitol, a type of sugar that can cause stomach pain, bloating, and diarrhea in sensitive people. They are a preferred food for diabetics due to their low glycemic index but baking and other preparations can spike this index to damaging levels. Boiled potatoes are an healthier option.
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