I know this is a controversial start, but yes, Sweet potatoes are surprisingly low in calories; one sweet potato (5 inches, 120g) contains only 112 calories. And more importantly, they help keep your hunger pangs at bay, provide a good source of fibre, and studies suggest even prevent fat absorption.
And whilst Sweet Potatoes contain carbs, they are a source of complex carbs, which help energy release at a steady pace, which helps you feel full and stops you from over-eating.
The average sweet potato also provides almost 4 g of fibre, which has been shown to aid weight loss mainly because it absorbs water and helps to keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Sweet potatoes are crammed full of:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Dietary fibre
They also have a low Glycemic Index (GI), are low in saturated fat, low cholesterol and have low sodium content, so if you’re trying to achieve a healthy weight loss, add sweet potato to your shopping list.