4hw.com.cn: when China was in poor economic conditions, how many people were supported by sweet potato. We would like to thank sweet potatoes for accompanying our generations of Chinese through the most difficult years. Now it's better. Actually, we can eat more sweet potato because it's a healthy food.
Sweet potato belongs to a kind of potato. It is rich in carbohydrate dietary fiber, carotene, vitamins, potassium, magnesium, copper, selenium, calcium and other minerals, and has a certain amount of protein and disease prevention ingredients, so the health care effect is very comprehensive.
Sweet potato is beneficial to the control of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia, and can effectively protect the heart and brain. Japanese experts analyzed and compared the effect of 130 kinds of food on cholesterol, and found that sweet potato has 10 times the effect of cholesterol reduction compared with other food. Sweet potato is also rich in potassium, which can promote the excretion of excess sodium, and has the function of reducing blood pressure. In addition, Austrian researchers found that diabetic patients taking the extract of white skin sweet potato can improve their insulin sensitivity and help control blood sugar (this does not mean that diabetic patients can take too much sweet potato). It is also pointed out that eating potatoes often can reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. In addition to the effect of "three highs" control, sweet potatoes can also play an active role in protecting cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, so patients with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, including hypertension, can also eat at ease.
But here we should focus on how to eat sweet potato for diabetic patients. Diabetic patients can eat sweet potato, but we should pay attention to the principle of "equal replacement". Generally speaking, the sugar content and calories of sweet potato are one third of the same amount of rice and noodles. If you plan to eat 150 grams of sweet potato, you must reduce 50 grams of rice and noodles from the dinner.