Sweet Potato, 6 Important Benefits and Tips You Cannot Ignore
Author: Naufal - Tuesday, 16 Aug 2016
We all agree that potato is a delicious snack that we can eat in a spare time. Not only delicious for snack, but potato also good for breakfast, meal, and even for menu for people in diet program. There are many kinds of ways in cooking potato. You can oven it, fry it, or even make it into a cake or another snack. Then, after all one of the most favorites way in cooking potato is by making it into a sweet potato. Yes, sweet potato is a nice snack. Here, we will share much about the nutrition on it and how to make it even better in cooking.
Well, sweet potato, especially the homemade potato, contains more calories than another kind of ways in cooking potato. In a bowl of homemade potato contains for about 359 calories with 18,7 grams of fat, 45, 38 grams of carbohydrates, and 4,21 grams of protein. Actually there are many benefits of this snack
1. Supply more energies
As we all know that this homemade potato contains many calories, it can be the big energy source. This is because caloric can produce energy for our body. This energy soon will give more spirit for us in doing many activities. With the energies supply from the potato, it can also avoid some desire to eat more another unhealthy snacks, because this potato will make your stomach full longer.
2. Give many vitamins for our body
Yes, another good benefits that we can find in homemade potato is that it contains many vitamins such as vitamin B and vitamin C. Vitamin B is good for our body in protecting our nerve system. We need vitamin B in producing some hormone and another substance that control the nerve. In the other hand, we also need vitamin C that contains antioxidant that is good for our body immune. This vitamin C will protect our body from the infection and free radical.
Actually there are some tips for you to make your sweet potato becomes more delicious and healthy.
3. Give olive oil
Before you bake or fry your potato, make sure that you dip it in a bowl of olive oil. This olive oil will give many health benefits and it has lower cholesterol. Beside that, olive oil will give you another good taste that you cannot only get from the additional seasoning. In another case, olive is also good for our heart. This olive oil can decrease the bad fat that exists in our body. This olive oil can also increase the good fat in our body. This olive oil can avoid some risk for dangerous disease such as heart attack, stroke and another dangerous disease.
4. Wrap with the tissue
Well, after you wash the potato, make sure that you wrap it first with some tissue. This will make the tissue absorb the water. This will make the potato become crunchier and well done faster. It also helps you to put out the water from the potato body.
5. Use a pure sugar
In case you want to make a really sweet potato, make sure that it is not only sweet but healthy. To get some sweet potato, make sure you choose the pure sugar. You can choose some soft sugar and not a chemical sugar, because it is not good for our health. Another benefit of making your own potato snack is because you can put a healthy ingredient for your potato. So, as long as you can put the healthy one, you do not need to put the bad one, because not all of the chemical seasoning is good, and we can still get a delicious food by using a healthy and natural seasoning.
6. Do not save it for a long time
Especially that we make a homemade sweet potato, make sure that you will not save it in a long time. We all use a natural seasoning so, it wont last too long. It is better for us to make a homemade potato in a right portion so we can eat it in one day. So, when we eat, we will eat it in a fresh condition.