According to Healthline, diabetes patients can eat sweet potatoes regularly as they are a good source of complex carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Sweet potatoes have a lower glycemic index compared to other starchy vegetables and can help regulate blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.
The glycemic index is a measure of how quickly a carbohydrate-containing food raises blood sugar levels. Foods with a high glycemic index are rapidly absorbed and can cause a rapid increase in blood sugar levels, while foods with a low glycemic index are absorbed more slowly and can help regulate blood sugar levels.
Sweet potatoes have a lower glycemic index than regular potatoes, which makes them a better choice for people with diabetes. They also contain more fiber than regular potatoes, which can help regulate blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity.
In addition, sweet potatoes are a good source of vitamins A and C, which can help support the immune system and reduce inflammation in the body. They also contain minerals such as potassium, which can help lower blood pressure.
However, it's important for people with diabetes to monitor their portion sizes and consume sweet potatoes in moderation. It''s also important to avoid adding additional sugar or sweeteners to sweet potato dishes, as this can increase the overall carbohydrate content and have a negative impact on blood sugar levels.
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