Sweet potatoes are nutritious, packing a good amount of vitamin A, vitamin C and manganese into each serving. They also have anticancer properties and may promote immune function and other health benefits.
The fiber and antioxidants in sweet potatoes can be beneficial for gut health UFABET
Sweet potatoes contain two types of fiber: soluble and insoluble.
Your body cannot digest either type. Therefore, fiber stays within your digestive tract and provides a variety of gut-related health benefits.
Certain types of soluble fiber — known as viscous fibers — absorb water and soften your stool. On the other hand, non-viscous, insoluble fibers don’t absorb water and add bulk.
Some soluble and insoluble fibers can also be fermented by the bacteria in your colon, creating compounds called short-chain fatty acids. That fuel the cells of your intestinal lining and keep them healthy and strong.
Fiber-rich diets containing 20–33 g of fiber per day have linked to a lower risk of colon cancer and more regular bowel movements.
The antioxidants in potatoes may provide gut benefits as well.
Test-tube studies have found that antioxidants in purple sweet potatoes promote the growth of healthy gut bacteria. Including certain Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus species.
Greater amounts of these types of bacteria within the intestines are associate with better gut health. And a lower risk of conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and infectious diarrhea.