Why should we eat Sweet potato!

Sweet potatoOur grandma keep insisting us to eat more and more sweet potato and we used to dislike its mushy but little sweet flavor. But when I bumped into a research paper I thought it is be worth idea to share some reasons with you as why it is best thing to as in your daily diet list.

Vitamin B6:
The chemical compound, Homocysteine, which cause risk of heart attack! And vitamin B6 from sweet potato can keep it in control.

Vitamin C:
Might be unusual entry in list of food that contain vitamin C, since generally sighted as citrus food contain this vitamin! But vitamin C is one of the most important nutrients that are much needed in our day today life. Needless to say, vitamin C help you reducing risk of cold and flu and other benefits like forming bone and dental structure, digestion function and keeping your skin youthful.

Vitamin D:
Another important nutrient after vitamin C, it also acts as hormones. And since your are eating sweet potato, you are secured by boosting your energy levels, moods, and helps to build healthy bones, heart, nerves systems, skin, and teeth, and with added bonus it also supports the thyroid gland.

Iron:
For those who just recovered from illness are suggested to include sweet potato in their diet cause it have rich quantity of iron that not only help you boosting your energy level but also plays key role in rebuilding red and white cells and sustains back to proper immunity level.

Source for Magnesium and potassium:
Magnesium content from sweet-potato contributes as anti-stress minerals which works best for relaxation. And Potassium content in which help rearticulate heart beats and distressed nerve signals for a release from contractions, decrease swelling and best for kidney functioning.

Sweet factor:
The reason why it is called ‘sweet’ that it is as natural source of sugar that help your system to balance out blood sugar level, result in better prevention against fatigue and weight gain.

Carotenoids:
The ample amount of Carotenoids in your body will ensure you have strong eyesight, better immunity and despite being a source of vitamin A it is also a power pact source of Anti-oxidant which is not only best for slowing down aging, but also lowers the risk of cancer.

Ideal for Experiments:
There are so many food recipe you can add them. Roast them, boil them, bake them or grill them! Make them part of salad as it is easier to cook then potato and blends well with the taste.

Eat up to heal up!

diet for the speedy recoveryHave you come across some kind of a mishap or have been hurt due to some reason and it has inflicted some kind of wound on you and you are suffering quite badly because of it. Well accidents do happen in life and pain from the wounds of the mishap becomes a very painful affair for us. Under such circumstances we generally go for medical care and attention. But the thing is that we don’t want to sit with the wound and want a quick recovery from it as it is both painful and annoying as well. Apart from the medication that we receive, there is also big contribution of the diet in the healing procedure of our wounds. When you get injured, the diet of yours also determines the healing process and right nutrition will swift your recovery. Here are some food items that you should definitely include in your diet when you suffer from any kind of wound.

Protein:
Protein helps in repairing the damaged tissue from your wound. The protein intake has to be increased for your healing process. Eating food like beef, chicken and eggs can give you adequate amount of protein. 1 cup of beans and 2 tablespoons of peanut butter is also a very good option.

Fats:
Fats obtained from dairy products are very essential for healing of wounds. The cell membranes are being produced using fatty acid. You will need an extra source of fats in order to meet the requirement. Cooking oil and meats are very good source of fats. Milk, yogurt and ounce of cheese are also the source of fats that you can include in your diet for the speedy recovery process.

Carbohydrates:
Carbohydrates are very essential for you when you get injured and that too in abundant quantity. This will help in preventing your body from using up other nutrients for energy resource. Cereals, rice, breads, pasta are good sources of energy and they should be included in your daily diet.

Vitamin C:
Vitamin C plays the part of antioxidant for healing wounds. It increases the strength of the wound as well as it heals up. Citrus fruits and leafy vegetables are great source of vitamin C. It also helps in the creation of the collagen in the skin. Vitamin c is also very important for the creation of the new blood vessels and absorption of the iron as well. Guava, lemon, orange, cranberry, strawberry, pineapple, kiwi fruit, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, spinach are also rich source of vitamin c.

Sweet potato:
Sweet potatoes are filled with vitamin A, B, and C and contain antioxidants properties. In various studies it has been seen that sweet potatoes have properties to heal wounds.

Vitamin A:
This is another crucial antioxidant. The body requires additional vitamin A for healing up the wound. It also aids in fighting the infections and helps in controlling the inflammatory response. Red fruits and vegetables, eggs, fish and dark green vegetables are all good sources of vitamin A. but at the same time the consumption has to be monitored closely as toxicity can increase if consumed in too much quantity.