Along with the tubers of sweet potato, the leaves are also edible. Besides its delicious taste, It is flavorful with some bitter taste. The leaves are consumed and cooked as spinach.
Here are health benefits of consuming sweet potato leaves:
1. Helps Treat Inflammation
The leaves are rich in good vitamins and proteins that assist us to overcome various inflammations, thereby restoring our body’s health. It has effective antioxidants that protect the cells and tissues.
2. Brain Health
Potato leaves, has anti-inflammatory properties which protect the brain against oxidative stress that damages the cells and may cause Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and heart failure.
3. Maintains Heart Health
The magical leaves have dietary fibers that assist with anxiety and stress, regulate blood flow, lower blood pressure, and prevent fat deposition in arteries and veins.
4. Helps Treat Sore Throat
Sore throat is caused by bacterial infections that attack the throat. This can affect the way we consume. Consumption of warm water from sweet potato decoction can assist provide some relief.
5. Helps Treat Cough and Cold
The leaves of sweet potatoes contain vitamins that are useful for those suffering from cough and runny nose.
6. Overcome Worms in Children
Symptoms and signs of intestinal worms often occur in children. One way to handle this condition is by boiling the leaves and drink the water regularly.
7. Regulates Blood Glucose Levels
The leaves of sweet potato are very good blood sugar regulator which is suitable for diabetic consumption. It can help stabilize and lower insulin resistance.
How To Eat Sweet Potato Leaves:
Boil or fry sweet potato leaves and eat them as a side dish.
Steam the leaves and mix them with other ingredients like garlic in order to attain the required nutrients.
Mix the raw leaves in salads.
Stir-fry your sweet potato leaves with fresh ginger, sesame oil, and lemon juice.
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