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15 Reasons Why Sweet Potatoes Are Perfect For Diabetics – Natural And Healthy World

Several months ago,  I quit eating white potatoes and substituted for all forms of sweet potatoes. Now, I didn’t do this because white potatoes are unhealthy in anyway. (although some nutritionists will tell you otherwise).  I switched to sweet potatoes because they are incredibly more nutritious than white potatoes and, in my opinion, they taste better.

I’ve talked about sweet potatoes before, specifically, purple sweet potatoes in my blogs: Purple Sweet Potato Chip Nachos with Ground Bison and Purple sweet potato pie bar recipe | Well+Good. To add to these blogs, I found a great article which discusses the health benefits of sweet potatoes for diabetics. With 29 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes and another 8 million undiagnosed,** it’s important to learn healthy options to the Standard American Diet. (S.A.D.)

But, before you move on and read about the 15 benefits for diabetics, here is a great infographic with nutrient information.

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Now…on with the featured article

Sweet potatoes are a particular type of potatoes from the same order as regular ones with the difference that they are part of different species and a different family. You can find sweet potatoes in a variety of colors. The most frequently found are the ones with white-cream and yellow-orange color. There are also sweet …

Source: 15 Reasons Why Sweet Potatoes Are Perfect For Diabetics – Natural And Healthy World

** Source: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/data/statistics/2014statisticsreport.html

 

About Tamara Hoerner (499 Articles)
I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a MS degree in Holistic Nutrition. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.”

2 Comments on 15 Reasons Why Sweet Potatoes Are Perfect For Diabetics – Natural And Healthy World

  1. I’m allergic to regular potatoes, but I can sweet potatoes. I was so happy when I discovered that 😃

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