Best Exercises Using Your Body Weight

Best Exercises Using Your Body Weight

We focus on a well-rounded program at Biofit Performance in Oviedo, FL. Some of those are exercises using your body weight. We focus on the six foundational movements, the squat, hinge, lunge, push, pull and carry. These are functional movements you do every day, so there are definitely bodyweight exercises to help improve your strength and flexibility. You can do them anywhere whether you’re on the road or at home.

You’ll get lots of variety when you use bodyweight exercises.

Squats and lunges are just two of the popular bodyweight exercises that you can use. You can modify them as you become stronger and more in shape. If you can’t master the traditional squat, use a table or chair to aid you. As you build strength, go to the traditional squat without aid and then to the pistol shot, where you push one leg in front as you squat, allowing the other leg to support your weight.

Push and pull movements can provide exercise for the upper body.

Have you ever tried a push-up? It’s one of the perfect exercises for using those muscles that push. You can modify it to your level of fitness, too. Knee bent push-ups are a good place to start if you’re out of shape. You can widen the distance of your hands to make the push-up more difficult. Pull exercises can also be modified based on your level of fitness. Start with an inverted bodyweight row until you’re in good enough condition for the traditional pull-up.

Lunges fulfill the exercise need for the lunge motion.

You do the lunge movement every day. It’s putting all the pressures on one leg and pushing your body forward at the same time. Take a step forward with one leg, shifting your weight a bit to make the heel hit first. Lower your body, making your extended leg parallel to the floor with the right shin, vertical and opposite leg bent with knee tapping lightly on the floor. Push back up to starting position and do the other side.

  • You can boost your endurance and make bodyweight exercises a cardio workout by doing them as a HIIT workout or circuit training.
  • You can use a traditional bodyweight exercise and modify it to work other muscles or to match your level of fitness.
  • Just like other types of workouts, bodyweight exercises require perfect form. Focus on form the first week or so, doing fewer per set or fewer sets. If you struggle to do an exercise, opt for an easier one until you build strength.
  • Our trainers at Biofit performance will help you build a program you can use for those days you can’t make it to the gym. You’ll be prepared to continue working out even if you’re on vacation.

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The Benefits Of Walking

The Benefits Of Walking

Not only do our sessions at BioFit Performance in Oviedo, FL, provide workouts that can get you in shape faster, our fitness trainers offer all types of help. We provide nutritional help, a wide variety of aids to help you with pain, the latest scientific aids, such as cryotherapy and infrared and even simple changes you can make at home to boost your overall level of fitness. For instance, our trainers help people learn ways to live healthier, such as encouraging a more active lifestyle, with suggestions that include more activity, like walking. There are many benefits of walking and it could be just what you need to round out your fitness life.

Walking is a great way to start conditioning your body for a program of exercise or supplement one.

Even though everyone has a personalized program designed for his or her level of fitness, some people want to get a head start, especially if they’ve spent years living a sedentary lifestyle. Walking can be the perfect way to start. A consistent program of walking provides many of the benefits the gym, but you won’t see as rapid of changes. You get the benefits of improved heart health, lower blood pressure, a lower risk of stroke and even weight loss. Walking can even stop the loss of bone mass that occurs with osteoporosis.

The you walk, the more pep you’ll have in your step.

If you’ve watched people, you’ll see a marked difference in how they walk. Some are slow and plodding, barely dragging out the next step. You also have that shuffle walk that often represents a little old man in comedy routines. That swift stride with a heads up posture is the look of a confident person and those with bounce in their step, seem to love life with youthful abandon. Walking can increase lifespan and make every day better.

Walking builds your muscles and slows age related memory decline.

Studies show that age related mental decline can be slowed by walking just 2.5 miles per day. Another study with people between the ages of 71 and 93 showed that those who walked more than a quarter mile a day had a reduced potential for dementia and Alzheimer’s. Walking not only improves your mental capacity, it improves your sleep, which in turn can make you think clearer. It boosts circulation, which helps both the body and mind. Walking is a great way to start an exercise program or add to any exercise program.

  • Walking is a simple aerobic exercise that allows seniors to live longer and more independently. It can be included in part of any exercise program for those days you’re not at the gym.
  • One study found that women who were post-menopausal, benefited from walking in all the ways mentioned, but also experienced a 40% lower risk of hip fracture.
  • If weight loss is your goal, find ways to increase your daily walking, such parking further from the store or taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Walking burns extra calories. A brisk half hour walk burns approximately 200 calories.
  • Your joints will benefit from walking. Joint fluid circulates when you move. The increased compression and movement of walking causes more nutrients and oxygen to the joints.

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How To Stay Motivated If You Don't Feel Like Working Out

How To Stay Motivated If You Don’t Feel Like Working Out

We like to think that people who come to BioFit Performance in Oviedo, FL find it easy to stay motivated, since we provide so much personal attention and an individualized program for each person working out. That close, personalized attention is motivating, since it holds each person accountable while providing the encouragement that’s often necessary for success. We also provide nutritional advice and a number of amenities that can add to your workout success. Nothing is more motivating than success.

Have you failed in the past? Then do something different.

Maybe you’ve exercised for a few weeks or ate healthy meals for a month, but went back to old habits quickly after that. It’s just too easy to get back to your old habits before you have a chance to make new ones that are healthier. Having someone to help, like a personal trainer or nutrition specialist can help keep you on the straight and narrow until the new lifestyle becomes a habit.

Make it easy on yourself and reward yourself for successes.

You don’t have to recreate the wheel to get fit. Use the expertise of specialists. They can take the guesswork out of fitness. Whether it’s a program designed to reach your exercise and fitness goals or a well laid out plan of nutrition, it takes the guess work out and makes it easier. A reward for a tough work can boost your motivation, so why not try pampering yourself with a massage, infra-red sauna or cryotherapy session, stretch therapy or other recovery techniques available. They all feel great and take the pain out of exercise.

Don’t forget that setting goals can be quite motivating.

Everyone has different motivations. If you love gaming or challenges, goal setting and tracking your progress can be quite a motivation. Decide on your overall goals and break them down to smaller ones you can achieve each week and let the fun begin. Your goal can be weight loss, increased repetitions of certain exercises or lost inches. No matter what it is, achieving each level can be exhilarating and motivating.

  • Give yourself a special reward if just achieving your goal isn’t enough. If your goal is weight loss or loss of inches, it could be a new outfit. For those who want to improve endurance, a walking tour or other active pastime could be good.
  • Get a fitness partner. We offer small semi-private group classes with an average ratio of one instructor per six students. You and your partner can share in the joys of success, compete for most success and make fitness more of a social activity.
  • Give yourself a break. If you’ve had a tough workout, take time to rest. Give yourself personal time for every hour you worked out or every goal you met. Take a long bath, a snooze or just enjoy doing nothing.
  • Find a quiet place you love. It might be a special spot in Center Lake park, an airboat tour or something as simple as a ride on the Ferris wheel at ICON Park in Orlando. Make it special and something you love.

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5 Hormones That Have A Big Effect On Your Health

5 Hormones That Have A Big Effect On Your Health

Hormones do have an effect on your health and your weight. If your hormones are out of whack, losing weight is tough and gaining weight in all the wrong places comes easily. At BioFit Performance in Oviedo, FL, we focus on helping you get back into shape, which also means improving how your body functions and regulating hormones with exercise and a healthy diet. There are a lot of different types of hormones in the body. Most people think of sex hormones like estrogen or testosterone, but there are so many others that play a role on your health. Hormones are chemical messengers that trigger various functions in the body, including heart rate and temperature.

Insulin is also a well known hormone.

If your body doesn’t produce insulin, you have a condition called Type 1 diabetes. However, you can also have too much insulin, which results in insulin resistance and ultimately Type 2 diabetes. In both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, the cells don’t receive adequate energy. Insulin allows the cells to receive the glucose in the blood. In type 1, there’s no insulin to do that. In type 2, because of an overproduction of insulin, the cells fail to respond. That lack of ability to get energy causes nerve damage, high levels of toxic keytones, stomach problems, high blood sugar levels, lack of energy, cell damage throughout the body and vision problems.

You need adequate sleep to be healthy and that calls for a hormone.

If you have problems sleeping, maybe your body isn’t producing enough serotonin. Serotonin is created in the thalamus and low serotonin levels are linked to the inability to sleep. If you don’t get enough sleep, it can cause heart issues, difficulty thinking and low energy levels. Studies find that there’s a link between low serotonin levels and depression, irritability, mood swings, poor memory and a low sex-drive. Exercise helps increase serotonin levels.

Hormones of stress not only play a role in your health, but also where you store fat.

You need stress hormones or you’d die. Besides being a stress hormone, cortisol also regulates many bodily functions. That’s why all cells have cortisol receptors. It controls your metabolism, lowers inflammation, controls brain function and aids in the control of blood sugar levels. Just like all hormones, there’s a perfect balance and having too much cortisol is bad. It causes low blood flow to the digestive tract, rapid heart rate and even is linked to the accumulation of belly fat.

  • Sex hormones, such as estrogen, progesterone and testosterone can get out of balance. That causes many different conditions that range from stubborn weight gain to gall bladder disease.
  • The fifth hormone that plays a big role in your health is HGH—human growth hormone. It helps you build strength, while also aids with heart functioning, bone growth, fat and sugar metabolism, body composition and regulating body fluids.
  • Exercise and a healthy diet are ways to help regulate your hormones. For instance, exercise burns off the hormones of stress and gets your body back to normal. It also aids with normalizing estrogen levels.
  • Controlling insulin levels and exercise is extremely important in preventing type 2 diabetes. It helps prevent insulin resistance, which is the precursor to Type 2 diabetes.

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Are Dumbbells Better Than Kettlebells?

Are Dumbbells Better Than Kettlebells?

Many gyms offer a good selection of both dumbbells and often kettlebells, too. Which one is best for working out? Just like any question on training, it all depends on what results you want. Each has their place and both are good. Kettlebells offer a bit more challenge, since they are unbalanced and working them mimics the things you do daily. They’re great for explosive moves and can be good training if you’re focusing on competitions that require it, like basketball. Dumbbells are good for all types of training and they’re easier to learn how to use.

You’ll get a full body workout with kettlebells.

The fact that kettlebells are off center and keep you unbalanced makes it a good full body workout when you’re swinging them. They work your back, glutes, hamstrings and core muscles as you build strength in your arms. Kettlebells also offer flexibility, strength and endurance training. When you’re swinging the kettlebell, you’ll boost your heart rate, while building strength and increasing your range of motion.

You can isolate specific muscle groups with dumbbells, and they’re far easier to use.

If you don’t have an instructor for kettlebells, stay with dumbbells. The moves are harder to control and need the expertise of a trainer to learn. Unless you’re working on dynamic moves, studies show that dumbbells provide bigger improvements in overall strength in a period of six weeks. You’ll find they’re easier to use and can make greater strides if your goal is just to get fit and build strength.

Increasing the weight you lift is easier with dumbbells.

Kettlebells don’t have the smaller increments in size to allow you to gradually increase the weight you lift. Unlike dumbbells, that allow you to increase the weight in smaller increments, which not only allows you to slowly increase the weight when doing exercises, also let’s you start with the most appropriate weight for your fitness level.

  • You have more options with your workout with dumbbells. You can use them in a slow, push-press style movement or use them with more explosive movements.
  • Many people start with dumbbells and as they get fitter, change to kettlebells for a change of pace. In fact, dumbbells let you get the feel for explosive movements when used properly.
  • Unless you have a trainer, there’s more risk of injury when you use kettlebells. Since the center of gravity is further from your hand, it adds a challenge. The swinging action does, too. Both add to an increased risk.
  • Which is the best to use? It all depends on your level of fitness, ultimate goal and whether you have adequate instruction. A personal trainer will help find the best tools to use to reach your fitness goals.

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What Is Primal Eating?

What Is Primal Eating?

What is primal eating? It’s about eating the way people did before industrialization occurred. While it’s similar to the Paleo or caveman diet, there are a few distinct differences. Both diets eliminate grains, since they’re based on what man might have eaten during caveman times. Both allow for rice a quinoa in the diet. However, the Paleo or caveman diet prohibits the use of dairy, while the primal diet encourages it, but only in the raw form. The Paleo diet doesn’t allow coffee or vegetables in the nightshade family like tomatoes, eggplant and bell peppers, but the primal diet does.

So what exactly do you eat when you opt for primal eating?

It’s simple. Avoid processed food. After all cavemen never went to the 7/11 for some beef jerky or grabbed a box of mac ‘n cheese off the shelf. Cut out those foods that came after farming, which includes almost all food that contains grain, especially those with wheat. Soy isn’t part of the primal diet, neither are peanuts, alcohol, granulated sugar (honey and maple syrup are allowed), and refined vegetable oils. If it sounds like most of the food on the dairy shelf aren’t listed, you’d be right, unless you’re in the fresh produce section.

The logic behind the primal diet is simple.

If you think about it, man lived for thousands of years and never once required a Twinkie, HoHo or Zinger to survive. In fact, many of the illnesses in today’s civilization, occur because of over consumption of sugar, processed foods and additives that lead to obesity, which is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the world today. Throughout hundreds of years of evolution has changed man, but processed foods were introduced recently. It makes sense that the body couldn’t evolve to ingest foods made in a lab and hope process them easily. The belief behind the primal and Paleo diet is that man was created to genetically consume the types of food found in these diets.

The primal diet is filled with healthy food and can improve overall health.

There’s no doubt about it, living on food with added sugar and other additives, simply isn’t healthy. One big benefit of the primal diet is that it’s good for people with diabetes, since it limits the sugar intake. It also can prove beneficial for those with food allergies and conditions like celiac disease. It is a far healthier diet than the average American diet and far more balanced. It’s good for weight loss, too.

  • One mistake that people often make on a primal diet is focus on meat. Cavemen didn’t. Early man ate both meat and vegetables, but heavily relied on more of a vegetarian diet with the occasional meaty treat.
  • Eating more plants, vegetables, seeds, nuts and oil increase the body’s anti-inflammatory benefits. Cutting out sugar and processed food also aids in reducing inflammation.
  • People on a primal diet often lose as much as those on traditional diets, but tend to lose more inches around the middle and that translates to losing more fat. That fat, visceral fat, is the most dangerous type of fat.
  • In short term studies, people on the primal diet showed improved blood pressure control, lower triglyceride levels, improved control of appetite and better weight loss than other diet types, even the Mediterranean diet.

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Is Dark Chocolate Good For You??

Is Dark Chocolate Good For You??

There’s often a lot of smiles when clients at BioFit Performance in Oviedo, FL, find out that dark chocolate is actually healthy. Of course, there is a limit on the amount you should eat to reap those benefits and the quality of chocolate you should consume. It has to be high quality with a higher cocoa content of at least 70%. The higher the better. Dark chocolate does contain sugar, but the more cocoa, the lower the sugar count. It also has calories, which means you have to eat it in small amounts. One small square or two provides benefits, that delicious flavor and is about all you should eat in a day.

You’ll get nutrition and antioxidants in chocolate.

One bar of high quality chocolate, which rates about 70 to 85% cocoa, has 67% of the body’s requirement for iron, 58% of the requirement for magnesium, 89% of copper and 98% of the body’s daily requirement for manganese. It also contains 11 grams of fiber, lots of phosphorus, potassium, zinc and selenium. Dark chocolate also has antioxidants that help protect the cells from free radicals. The antioxidants include catechins, flavanols, polphenols and more. In fact, it beats blueberries and acai, two super foods, when it comes to antioxidants.

You could lower your blood pressure with a little chocolate.

Dark chocolate contains flavanols and those stimulate the lining of the arteries, which increases the production of nitric oxide. Why is that important? Nitric oxide causes the arteries to relax and that lowers the resistance of blood flow, which ultimately lowers blood pressure. Controlled studies show that it offers the effect of lowered blood pressure by way of improving blood flow, but the effect is mild. If you’re overweight and sedentary, the best way to lower your blood pressure is to lose weight and get more exercise.

Protect your blood vessels with dark chocolate.

You can improve your good cholesterol—HDL— and reduce the oxidation of bad cholesterol—LDL—by consuming dark chocolate. That lowers the risk for heart disease. It helps lower LDL cholesterol, too. Oxidized LDL can cause damage to the lining of the arteries and the antioxidants in it provides that protection against oxidative damage.

  • Dark chocolate can also improve insulin sensitivity, which also helps prevent diabetes, as well as preventing heart damage.
  • Studies in elderly men found that over a period of 15-years, consumption of dark chocolate lowered the risk for heart disease by 50% to 57%. It also lowered the risk of calcified plaque build up in the arteries by another 32%.
  • Dark chocolate might also boost your brain power. It improves blood flow to the brain with the caffeine and theobromine it contains. It’s shown to improve cognitive functioning in mentally impaired elderly patients.
  • If you were surprised that chocolate is healthy for you, you’ll be amazed at how delicious many other healthy foods are. We’re ready at BioFit Performance to help you learn how to eat healthy and enjoy every minute of it.

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Are Sparkling Beverages Unhealthy?

Are Sparkling Beverages Unhealthy?

When you’re discussing sparkling beverages, you’re talking about a wide variety of different types of drinks. Some are immediately recognized as unhealthy, such as soft drinks, but there are other groups that are nothing more than water with a pressurized infusion of carbon dioxide. These are called everything from seltzer water to club soda, and of course, sparkling water. While seltzer water doesn’t contain sodium, other forms of carbonated waters do.

Even though Perrier contains sodium, it lowered the risk of heart disease in women.

If you’re drinking a natural sparkling water, such as Perrier or San Pellegrino, you’ll still get 2mg of sodium in an eight ounce serving, but also other nutrients. In fact, one study in the Journal of Nutrition noted that woman who drank mineral water often had a lower incidence of heart disease. A liter a day lowered bad cholesterol levels. These waters come from mineral springs, which is why they have other minerals in them. Tonic water also contains quinine, plus high fructose corn syrup or sugar.

No matter what type of carbonated water you drink, it’s acidic.

When you combine water with carbon dioxide, you get bubbles, but you also get a weak acid known as carbonic acid. Is it dangerous. It does stimulate the nerve receptors in the mouth, just like other foods do, such as mustard. That’s the pH of 3-4 that causes the slight burn. It might not make your body more acidic, but it can cause damage to the teeth. That damage is far less than a sugary drink and a little more than plain water. Unlike cola, it doesn’t affect bone density either.

There may be some benefits to drinking carbonated water.

If you drink the plain carbonated water with no additives, you may actually get a few health benefits, although the research is limited on that, as well. Besides the small study showing that it lowered bad cholesterol, another showed it could help improve swallowing. It was shown to stimulate the nerves for swallowing and if cold, improve it even more. Another test was on seniors showed it helped people who constantly had to clear their throat with improvements in over half the participants.

  • If you want to add some carbonated water to your diet, it could help you shed a few pounds by extending the feeling of fullness. Another study, however, showed that it increased the production of ghrelin, the hunger hormone.
  • Carbonated water may also help you get relief from constipation. A study with older individuals who had a stroke showed it improved the ability to have a bowel movement.
  • Don’t confuse carbonated water with soft drinks. It’s the added sugar in soft drinks that make it bad. Most people don’t find the actual taste of carbonated water enticing without the added sugar.
  • If you have IBS or problems with bloating and gas, carbonated water may add to those problems. If you use it and find it causes a flare up or makes the problem worse, eliminate it from your diet.

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Portion Control - You Got This!

Portion Control – You Got This!

At BioFit Performance in Oviedo, FL, we not only help clients with developing a more active lifestyle, but also a personalized nutrition program. While what you eat is ultimately the most important part of that program, portion control also plays an important role. With most fruits and vegetables, it’s not a problem. They’re often so low in calories portion control makes no difference at all. You could eat an entire head of celery and not be anywhere near your daily calorie allotment. However, if you eat volumes of nuts, avocados, olive oil and sweet potatoes, all healthy foods, the results might be quite different. The same is especially true for snack food and sweets.

What is the single serving size.

In most cases, you’d be surprised at how small the single serving size is. Consider the lowly potato chip that has 160 calories per serving…it’s just 15 chips. Cheetos have a 150 calories with 20 per servings. Seriously, has anyone ever stopped at 15 or 20? Even the healthiest meal can throw you over your caloric intake. In fact, one study showed that using larger plates increased the average food intake by 45%!

If you’re eating in a restaurant, you can’t control portions.

Whether you’re eating in a restaurant at home, having a quick way to measure portions can help. Three ounces of chicken or meat is about the size of a deck of cards. A cup of rice, pasta or ice cream is the size of a tennis ball. Put four dice together and it’s the size of one ounce of cheese. A medium piece of fruit is the size of a baseball. Keep those dice with you to measure margarine or butter. It’s the size of one die. Compare the size of a golf ball with one serving on peanut butter, jam or salad dressing. These are all simple ways to identify a serving size when you don’t have a measuring cup or scale available.

Steer clear of supersizing and weigh or measure food at home.

It doesn’t take a nutritionist to figure out that supersized meals blow portion control out of the water. Sure, everyone wants more for their money, but if you’re eating out and the meal is big, eat half of everything and take the rest home. Learn portion control by weighing and measuring each item when you eat. Before long, you’ll be able to ball park the right portion size without measuring. Read package labels. Who eats only 3 Oreos or consumes just ¾ cup of Honey Nut Cheerios? Portions count. Learn to identify them through practice.

  • Compare the serving size of an apple and the calories with the serving size and calories of chips. One apple is just 90-95 calories, about half that of 18 chips and has more nutrition. It also is more filling.
  • Whether you’re counting calories, carbs or sodium, serving size is important. Before you buy, read the label and see if you’d be satisfied with the amount in one serving. Walk away quickly if you wouldn’t be.
  • Maintaining portion control not only helps with weight, but also digestion. It helps keep your blood sugar more level, too.
  • When you consider the serving size for fruit juice is ¼ cup, for cut up fruit ½ cup and one medium fruit when it’s whole, you can see how much more filling eating the fruit is, whether cut up or whole.

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Are Sweet Potatoes Too Good To Be True?

Are Sweet Potatoes Too Good To Be True?

If you’ve read that sweet potatoes are a healthier option than white potatoes, the information isn’t true. While they both contain a variety of nutrients, the nutrient content is different in each. That’s why I tell clients in Oviedo, FL, they need to vary their diet to include as many different fruits and vegetables as possible. For instance, white potatoes contain more potassium than sweet potatoes. It racks up approximately 17% of the required daily amount compared to sweet potatoes 10%. White potatoes also contain glycoalkaloids that recent test-tube studies show have anti-cancer and other good benefits.

So what makes sweet potatoes so good for you?

First, sweet potatoes are packed with nutrients. Each sweet potato contains approximately 107% of the daily required amount of vitamin A. They also contain fewer calories than white potatoes but the same amount of protein, fat and carbs. If you want to add fiber to your diet, sweet potatoes have 3.3 grams, compared to the 2.1 grams in white potatoes. There’s 17% of the daily value—DV—of B6, 22% of the DV for vitamin C, 10% potassium, 3% calcium and 6% magnesium.

There are a variety of colors of sweet potatoes.

Many of the beneficial antioxidants come from phytochemicals in the plant. Color makes a difference, since the phytochemicals are what give the plants their color. It’s like an easy to follow health chart when consuming fruits and vegetables. The more different colors you have, the more well-rounded your diet will be. Orange sweet potatoes are loaded with beta-carotene that the body turns to vitamin A. Purple sweet potatoes have anthocyanins, like blueberries, which are considered super foods and fight a wide range of diseases. White sweet potatoes have many of the benefits as their orange and purple kin, making it another option that’s healthier than regular white potatoes.

There’s a lot of fiber in sweet potatoes, which affects its glycemic index.

Several studies show that even though sweet potatoes are low to high on the glycemic index, they can help prevent insulin resistance and both low and high blood sugar levels. If you boil sweet potatoes, the glycemic index is lower, but baked, it’s higher. Certain types of sweet potatoes are more effective in controlling blood sugar, too. The Beauregard is the most effective at regulating the blood sugar, with the Caiapo—a white sweet potato–also improving the glucose and cholesterol levels for those with type 2 diabetes. It’s even considered a dietary management tool of the disease. Scientists believe it’s the high fiber content and the type of fiber, which is 77% insoluble and the magnesium content.

  • Since sweet potatoes contain a higher amount of magnesium, which is essential to many functions of the body, it also helps reduce stress and depression. Studies show magnesium deficiency increases the potential for depression and stress.
  • Sweet potatoes contain both choline and anthocyanins, which provide anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation can cause a variety of chronic diseases.
  • Eating sweet potatoes can help people with ulcers. Studies show that sweet potato extracts contain chemicals that help heal ulcers and stomach wounds. It’s particularly effective for ulcers from ethanol and aspirin.
  • The high magnesium and potassium in sweet potatoes makes it a viable option for those fighting high blood pressure. Sweet potatoes regulate blood pressure and lower the risk of heart disease.

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