Shakarkandi k Benefits in urdu, hindi & english
Shakarkandi (sweet-potato) is a famous abundant vegetable root. With a very delicious taste and health benefits, sweet potatoes are available at low cost. It is vastly grown in Pakistan and India. Seemingly, it consists of carbohydrates and sugar, it also contains decent amount of vitamins A and several other minerals. It can be eaten in various forms, roast, boil or make its other dishes.
You can make sweet potato halwa and kheer also which is a popular sweet known as ‘Shakarkandi ki kheer’ in Pakistan and India.
According to several medical studies and case studies, the benefits of sweet potatoes include:
- Weight loss support
- Healthy skin
- Cholesterol levels
- Prostate health
Sweet Potato Benefits for Skin
Eating sweet potatoes can greatly enhance the health of your skin due to the high content of beta-carotene, which helps convert vitamin A in your body that triggers DNA responsible to produce new skin cells. Ever wonder why most of your skincare products have retinoic acid and retinol in them?
As your body makes new cells, your old skin is sloughed off and you end up with a vibrant sheen that is more resistant to chemicals and damage. Also, some experts claim that beta-carotene helps reverse free radical damage, which leads to wrinkles.
If you want healthy glowing skin, consider using sweet potato products to help keep your skin hydrated.
Sweet Potato Scrub:
+ Make a paste out of half a cup of boiled sweet potatoes, 1 tablespoon organic coffee grounds, and 1 tablespoon of kefir.
+ Use this as a scrub in the shower and follow up with a coconut oil moisturizer.
Sweet Potatoes For Weight Loss
Sweet potatoes are also a great food to help you lose weight because they are:
- Lower in calories
- Low on the glycemic index (which means that they won’t spike your blood sugar)
- High in fiber
- High in potassium
And, according to the Mayo Clinic,
“Because low glycemic index foods are absorbed more slowly, they stay in your digestive tract longer. This is why these foods are sometimes called slow carbs. These foods may help control appetite and delay hunger cues, which can help with weight management. Balanced blood sugar also can help reduce the risk of insulin resistance.”