A new study conducted by the Department of Science and Technology’s Food and Nutrition Research Institute reveals incredible benefit of root crops.
The fiber in root crops such as camote, or sweet potatoes, can send bad cholesterol levels plummeting, according to the study on subjects with moderately high cholesterol.
Root crops like yams and sweet potatoes, aside from being chock full of vitamin C, phosphorus, iron and calcium, are also a great source of dietary fiber…the kind that sweeps away bad cholesterol with every meal in which it’s included.
Cassava and sweet potato were found to be the most effective at lowering bad cholesterol, but a little-known root crop called tugi, found in Asia and the Phillipines, lowered bad cholesterol and raised good cholesterol.
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