Nutrient powerhouse – purple sweet potato
PURPLE sweet potatoes are an excellent source of fibre, vitamins and minerals.
Packed with antioxidants, this bold- coloured vegetable root is said to lower blood pressure, regulate blood sugar and boost immunity, among other claims.
This vegetable root has the highest antioxidant content compared to its lighter coloured siblings — the white, orange or yellow sweet potatoes.
It contains anthocyanin, a flavonoid pigment that gives its distinctive colour.
It even contains higher antioxidant levels compared to superfoods such as blueberries.
There are those who are concerned with blood sugar levels when come to purple sweet potatoes as it is starchy and has a medium GI ( Glycaemic Index) rating.
Yet it helps regulate blood sugar, due to its high fibre content that helps steady the pace of digestion for slower sugar release.
Recent research also shows that sweet potatoes help increase adiponectin in persons with Type 2 diabetes.
Adiponectin is an important component in monitoring insulin metabolism and sensitivity.
This is an assurance to anyone who loves sweet potatoes but is concerned about blood sugar levels.
It is an important item to incorporate into a family’s diet.
Meanwhile, whole grains present another good way to achieve daily nutritional requirements.
Research shows that consuming whole grain is said to reduce one’s risk to certain diseases or medical conditions.
The Malaysian Dietary Guidelines recommends the public to consume at least four servings of cereal foods daily – at least half the grain products from whole grains and cereal products that are high in fibre, low in fat, sugar and salt NH Nutri Grains has all those. NH Nutri Grains is a wholesome health drink made from 20 nutrient- rich grains, purple sweet potatoes and soluble fibres, including FiberSol- 2 and Inulin.
This instant beverage contains grains that are packed with protein, dietary fibre, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients for maintaining a robust health.
Choosing the right ingredients is vital for health, yet equally important is the processing method.
The grains in NH Nutri Grains are produced using an extrusion process that improves the taste, while minimising nutrient loss, improving digestibility and enhancing nutrient absorption by the body.
It fulfils one’s daily nutrient requirements easily – simply mix two scoops of NH Nutri Grains powder with cold or hot water and enjoy it daily.
Kids love NH Nutri Grains’ rich, flavourful taste, and gain benefits such as enhanced memory, important nutrients for healthy growth and feeling energised throughout their day.
The aroma of healthy grains minus the icky taste also makes adults and the elderly enjoy this beverage.
For this age group, the ingredients are said to help prevent certain mental conditions and diseases; it claims to reduce the risk of heart disease or diabetes and promote digestive health and bowel regularity, among others.
NH Nutri Grains taps into the goodness of grains and purple sweet potatoes, to present the perfect family- friendly drink to help you fulfil your recommended intake of nutrients. NH Nutri Grains retails at RM78 ( introductory price) for a 1kg tin.
The drink is available at all Watsons outlets and selected independent pharmacies.