This Sweet Potato Juice Helps Control Blood Sugar, Balance Hormones And Strengthen The Immune System

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sweet-potato-juice

Not many people are aware of the benefits sweet potato has to offer. Drinking fresh sweet potato juice will infuse your body with an incredible amount of vitamin A, C and B vitamins, as well as minerals like manganese, copper, biotin and potassium.

Vitamin B6 in sweet potatoes is necessary for reducing homocysteine levels in the body. This chemical has been linked to various degenerative diseases and heart attacks. Lack of this vitamin is also associated with chronic inflammation.

With their ability to reduce inflammation, and containing some of the highest vitamin C concentrations out of any tuber, sweet potatoes are natural immune system-boosters, helping to keep viruses and bacteria at bay.

Sweet potatoes and yams also have an estrogenic effect, and eating them can help postmenopausal women reduce their risk of breast cancer and cardiovascular disease.

But one of the most important benefits of sweet potato is their ability to improve blood sugar regulation – even in people with type 2 diabetes. Sweet potatoes help increase blood levels of adiponectin, a protein hormone produced by our fat cells that supports insulin metabolism. People who cannot regulate their insulin levels often have lower blood levels of adiponectin than individuals with healthy insulin metabolism.

Be sure to make this juice with organic sweet potatoes or yams. Most conventional sweet potatoes and yams are sprayed with harmful chemicals to prevent them from budding, and to extend shelf life.

Ingredients: (serves 1)

– 2 cups raw peeled sweet potato or yam
– 2 carrots
– 6 sticks of celery
– 1 apple
– 1 lemon, peeled

Method:

Run all of the above ingredients through a juicer and enjoy immediately!

     
Carly Fraser has her BSc (Hons.) Degree in Neuroscience, and is the owner and founder at Live Love Fruit. She currently lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with a determined life mission to help inspire and motivate individuals to critically think about what they put in their bodies and to find balance through nutrition and lifestyle. She has helped hundreds of thousands of individuals to re-connect with their bodies and learn self-love through proper eating habits and natural living. She loves to do yoga, dance, and immerse herself in nature.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Carly,
    I was wondering if the juice helps with both high and low blood sugar or just high or low blood sugar only. Low level of blood sugar is terrible with many symptoms like hunger, dizziness or sweating. I would give it a try.
    Thanks,
    Jake

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