Monday, January 30, 2023

Carbohydrates from sweet potatoes increase life?

Carbohydrates from sweet potatoes increase life?

Nutritionist Dr. Sakharkhand produced in winter is a good source of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals, potassium, phosphorus. Bhupal Baniyan says.

"All these nutrients found in Sakharkhand are beneficial for the body," he says. Since sweet potatoes contains carbohydrates, it is a strength booster and the fiber found in it also reduces the problem of constipation. Baniyan says that sakharkhand, which plays a role in controlling blood pressure, also strengthens the digestive process.

He says that sweet potatoes is useful for healthy eyes and bones as it also contains vitamin A and vitamin D.

"Shakharkhand contains iron, folate, copper, magnesium, vitamins, which strengthen immunity," says Baniyan, "it also helps fight free radicals, which are considered to be the causative factors of cancer."

Nutritionist KP Lamsal says that from carbohydrates that give energy to the body, Sakharkhand is also a good alternative to Bhate Bani (the habit of eating rice) which contains various minerals and vitamins. By eating sweet potatoes, the eyes are healthy, the immunity is strengthened, the potassium and magnesium in it balance the blood circulation and the heart is healthy, the soluble fiber helps to control bad cholesterol in the body and the digestive system is healthy. He says that orange colored sweet potatoes is more beneficial in terms of nutrition.

Helps increase lifespan

Scientists have been searching for a long time about how the residents of Okinawa, Japan live for more than 100 years. Their genes have also been tested to see if they inherited such a long life span. Also, it is assumed that they are so healthy because of their different diet, and interest has been taken about their diet.

Recently, there has been more research into what people eat in Okinawa. The results show that the residents of Okinawa eat more carbohydrates than protein. It was also found that they ate more and more sweet potatoes. They get most of their calories from sugar.

Samantha Solon-Beat of the University of Sydney is studying nutrition and the effects of ageing. "The Okinawan diet is the exact opposite of the current high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet," he says.

If so, did the people of Okinawa live longer or become healthier because they ate less protein and more carbohydrates?

It cannot be squeezed out now. But the study done so far has brought a situation where more depth is needed in this matter.

Sweet potatoes contains good carbohydrates

It is known from research that consuming foods rich in carbohydrates causes certain reactions in our body, which slows down the aging process. In addition, high-carbohydrate foods protect us from age-related diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's or heart disease.

A large part of this research comes from the Okinawa Centenarian Study. Under this, since 1975, the age of Okinawan residents and their diet have been studied. It includes people over 100 years old living on 150 islands in Okinawa. So far, more than 1000 people's lifestyle has been researched.

People live long in Okinawa. But they are not infirm in old age or dependent on others. People there remain active till the last stage of old age.

In Okinawa, the elderly can do all their work until the average age of 97. Diseases that come with age do not particularly affect them. Cancer, diabetes, dementia and heart disease are less common among people here.

Because of this health problem, it is better not to eat sweet potatoes

Because potassium is high in sweet potatoes, nutritionists suggest that people with kidney problems and people undergoing kidney dialysis should not consume it.

Since it is high in carbohydrates, it is better for people with diabetes to eat less sweet potatoes.

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