Sweet potatoes are not just a sweet alternative to regular potatoes. They can help in regulating weight and blood pressure Even the waste water from boiling sweet potatoes could be used in weight regulation and neutralizing accumulated fat.
This is according to the data of several independent studies, writes medicalnewstoday.com.
Sweet potatoes contain extremely nutritious and he althy substances. Among them are group B vitamins, antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C, which give energy and stimulate the formation of new blood cells. Substances in sweet potatoes have even been linked to the prevention of various types of cancer
Sweet potato waste water is very rich not only in the listed substances, but also in starch, which has strong effects on weight loss and helps to accelerate digestion and fat melting This finds research published in the journal Heliyon.
Also, a team of Japanese scientists from the National Agricultural Food Research Organization conducted experiments involving sweet potato wastewater after cooking. They also confirm the positive effects of this water and even plan to develop a program to incorporate it on an industrial scale.
According to them, its impact against global obesity would be very effective. Globally, more than 100 million metric tons of sweet potatoes are produced annually. 90% of this crop is grown in developed countries. That's why the plan would work, the researchers believe.
Sweet potatoes are very suitable for making various industrial foods such as pasta, candy, pectin, flour and starch. However, the result of this industry is the discharge of waste water from its processing into the oceans and rivers. Instead of putting nature at risk from this harmful practice, the wastewater from the processing could be filtered by special technologies and used to obtain foods and drinks that help to lose weight.
Sweet potato water affects body weight, reduces body fat and potentially improves overall he alth status, researchers believe.
An experiment with laboratory mice shows that sweet potato water dramatically reduces cholesterol, triglycerides and reverses the process of liver steatosis in just a month. This has positive effects on ailments like metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes.