The old saying goes.......”We are what we eat”.
This means that to remain healthy and fit and active we must eat Healthy!
And what better suits our needs than Kumara?
A truly diverse vegetable......with substance.
Kumara topped the charts as the most nutritious vegetable across a panel of 58, beating its nearest competitor by more than 100 points. They were rated for 6 nutrients (Vitamins A & C, folate, iron, copper and calcium) and also fibre.
Kumara are virtually fat-free, cholesterol-free and very low in sodium. – Great for your Heart..... Pick the Tick!
Kumara are among the top 3 food sources of Potassium………Potassium helps regulate blood pressure and aids muscle contraction.
Kumara are a good source of Vitamin A…………Vitamin A helps us grow normally.
Beta-carotene (a form of Vitamin A) which is said to help in the prevention of cancer, is found in kumara.
Kumara are a very good source of dietary Fibre, having more Fibre than oatmeal………Fibre keeps the digestive tract healthy.
Kumara are an excellent source of Vitamin C………..Vitamin C helps our bodies absorb iron, keeps our teeth and gums healthy and helps heals wounds.
Kumara provide a starchy Carbohydrate…….Carbohydrates convert to sugar to give us energy, keeping us active.
Kumara are a source of Calcium……Calcium supports our bones and teeth.
Iron found in Kumara helps in the process of making blood which supplies oxygen to our cells.’
Kumara is a rich source of anti-oxidants for protection against heart disease, stroke, cancer, and delaying the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
Kumara are a low GI food which essentially means that when eaten the energy is gradually released to your body giving you a sustained energy boost and less fat inducing carbohydrate.