If you are in the supermarket for the umpteenth time and (once again) have no inspiration for dinner: go for sweet potatoes. They are not only super tasty, but also very healthy!
The orange toppers not only ensure a saturated feeling, but it also makes you happy – literally…
1. Prevents cancer and cardiovascular disease
Sweet potatoes contain an enormous amount of antioxidants. This substance protects our body against pathogens. In the long term, antioxidants ensure that you have a smaller chance of getting cancer or heart disease.
2. Saturated feeling
There are a lot of dietary fiber in sweet potatoes. These fibers are both soluble and insoluble. The insoluble fibers ensure that you get a saturated feeling, so that you are less likely to grab a bag of chips or chocolate bar.
3. Constant blood sugar levels
The many fibers in sweet potatoes ensure that the carbohydrates of the potato are processed much slower in your body. This keeps your blood sugar level balanced. And that has its advantages: your fat burning is accelerated and you arrive less quickly.
4. Hello (iron) good mood
Sweet potatoes contain a lot of iron and that has a positive effect on your bones: it makes them stronger. Iron also gives your mood a positive boost. Greet those colleagues at the coffee maker on Monday morning just that little bit happier.
Too much stress lately? Then also put your fork in a sweet potato. There is a lot of magnesium in this potato, which stresses your body.