Complex carbohydrates like sweet potatoes release glucose into your system more gradually than refined carbs (such as sugars and white grain products such as bread and rice) which leads to a steady supply of energy.
As sweet potatoes are high in fiber they not only boost your energy, but can assist with weight loss too as they keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Sweet potatoes are among the best complex carbs you can eat – they are rich in vitamin C, beta carotene, magnesium and iron – all of which are essential energy nutrients.
The high potassium content helps to balance electrolytes whilst exercising, and lowers blood pressure too.
Rick Hay, author of “The Anti Ageing Food & Fitness Plan”