THE GESTATIONAL DIABETIC
Sweet potatoes are low glycemic when boiled, and high glycemic when cooked any other way.
As a single carbohydrate choice, the glycemic load for boiled sweet potatoes is 7 (low), and 12 for other preparations (medium).
The international glycemic tables report 13 varieties of sweet potatoes using 5 cooking methods. Boiling stood out as an exceptional method.
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamins A, C, and B6, as well as potassium, copper, and manganese.
Sweet potatoes, though starchy, are nutrient-dense and can be part of a low-glycemic meal plan.