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How sweet potatoes help in your diet?

Thursday, November 1, 2007

By including sweet potatoes in the diet will help us to cope with the fatigue and to balance the nutrition levels required for an extensive workout regime. The following points will explain how.

  • Sweet potatoes contain plant compounds that prevent cell damage that is caused due to excessive physical activity or in the course of everyday living.
  • Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin E and control the cholesterol levels. They clear the way for arteries and ensure regular flow of blood into the heart.
  • Sweet potatoes are rich in potassium as well, and help in achieving effective fitness levels. For example, it helps in muscle contraction, nerve transmission, strengthening of bones, balancing water contents in the body, and controlling blood pressure levels.
  • Sweet potatoes contain about four grams of fiber which complete about ten percent of our daily health needs.
  • Sweet potatoes also have great quantities of copper that help in the production of connective tissues that include collagen, which is necessary for keeping the muscles strong and the skin firm.
  • Sweet potatoes make breathing easy. This is due to quercetin; a component that prevents allergies like hay fever and asthma.
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