Some of us love sweet potatoes because of their sweet, soft taste. According to Healthline, sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, minerals, and lots of dietary fiber.
Sweet potatoes are among the best sources of complex carbohydrates, which provide us with energy for a very long time. If you are considering eating sweet potatoes, the following are facts and the worst mistakes you should know before eating them:
1. Some dietitians recommend boiling sweet potatoes to lose weight. Some will tell you to avoid them altogether, thinking that they will only make you gain weight. However, did you know that this amazing starchy root vegetable can be used for both weight loss and weight gain? The recipes are different.
If a person's goal is to put on some weight in the form of muscle mass, he or she should eat boiled sweet potatoes most of the time. This is primarily because the increased water content in the boiled sweet potato helps increase weight.
On the contrary, if your goal is to shed a few kilos of fat, you should avoid boiled sweet potatoes. Instead, you should eat them baked, roasted, or even roasted with a little bit of olive oil.
It will further support fat loss if you can eat them without peeling. For your fat loss goals, add some black pepper, sprinkle some lemon juice, and keep salt to a minimum.
2. The worst mistake that some people make is that they don't know that sweet potato have a lot of oxalates. It can be a risk factor for the formation of calcium oxalate kidney stones if you eat too much of it.
People who are predisposed to having kidney stones should avoid excessive consumption of sweet potatoes. It can damage the kidneys.
3. They are also rich in beta-carotene, which when consumed in excess can cause an abnormal condition known as hypervitaminosis. This happens when someone takes too many vitamins, especially vitamin A, which is highly loaded in sweet potatoes.
When you have too much of it in your body, it becomes toxic to your liver. This can cause other chronic or acute diseases in the body.
4. If you are diabetic, eating too many sweet potatoes can cause some problems with your blood sugar level. It's best to avoid or limit your intake, which means that you shouldn't be eating it every day.
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