Steamed sweet potatoesSometime ago, my sister photostated a copy of slimming book for me. I haven't had time to read until last few weeks. There were many celebrities' diet tips found in the book. I personally attracted by Carina Lau Kar Ling's diet tips. She eats sweet potatoes everyday to substitute the rice. I am a person who can live without rice. Besides, I also like desserts which have sweet potatoes one.
When I went to the Friday pasar malam to get my weekends cooking ingredients, I saw a lot of Japanese sweet potatoes being sold in the stall. Carina's diet tips suddenly strike my mind. I quickly get some of them. So many of them only cost RM1. Damn cheap.
The skin is purple and the flesh is yellow. The taste is so sweet. I ate the steamed sweet potatoes for my lunch. The outcome was I went to poo twice on the next day. I quickly weighed myself after the 2 rounds of toilet visits, and I couldn't believe it at all, I lost the stubborn 1kg. I think I have to buy more sweet potatoes on this coming Friday.
Health Benefits of Sweet Potato :
Sweet potato is rich in Vitamin A (betacarotene) and Vitamin C. Both Vitamins A and C are powerful antioxidants that work in the body to remove free radicals, this free radicals are chemicals that damage cells.
Sweet potato is good for stomach ulcers and inflamed conditions of the colon.
It is beneficial for low blood pressure.
May be helpful for hemorrhoid because of its high fiber content.
Sweet potato is a good food for people involved in heavy muscular work, since this food is high in vitamins and minerals.
Sweet potato may help prevent cancer in glands and organs with epithelial tissue due to its high Vitamin A content.
Sweet potato is a good food for diabetics, because it helped stabilize blood sugar levels.
Nutritive Values : Per 100 gm.
Vitamin A : 7,700 I.U.
Vitamin B : Thiamine .09 mg.;
Riboflavin : .05 mg.
Niacin : .6 mg.
Vitamin C : 22 mg.
Calcium : 30 mg.
Iron : .7 mg.
Phosphorus : 49 mg.
Potassium : 300 mg.
Fat : .7 gm.
Carbohydrates : 27.9 gm.
Protein : 1.8 gm.
Calories : 123