How Many Carbs In Sweet Potatoes?

If you are like most on a carb restrictive diet then you want to know the carb count in most foods, if not all.  So, how many carbs are in Sweet Potatoes and are they healthier to eat than potatoes?

In one small sweet potato there are about 15 carbs and in one medium sized sweet potato there are approximately 30 grams of carbs.  This is not considered to be a high carb count, however, if you add toppings such as butter, brown sugar, marshmallows or other common ingredients, the carb count can sky rocket.

Sweet Potatoes are a healthier alternative to regular russet mashed or baked potatoes that are much higher in carbs.  If you are trying to cut back on your carb intake, it is much better to consume Sweet Potatoes than russet potatoes.
Another way to cut back on your carbs when eating Sweet Potatoes is to watch the portions.  The smaller the portions the lower the carb count.  Eating a small sweet potato or cutting a mid-sized sweet potato in half is much better than eating a large sweet potato at one sitting.

It is best to keep the potato natural, rather than adding a lot of processed ingredients.  The carb count will remain low when you eat the sweet potato in its natural state. It is also beneficial to know how many carbs are in Sweet Potatoes by weighing them on a food scale.  This will give you a more accurate reading.

Suzanne Somers

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