Did you know that SWEET POTATO (Kamote in Korean) has more the nutrition and health values than rice? Benefits of eating Kamote in place of rice. 1. Sweet potato is more filling and cheaper.It also suppresses hunger and will not fill hungry easily. 2. It grows easily in backyards with or without fertilizers. Local government executives can provide their poor an alternative during bad season of growing rice. 3. Rice is usually eaten with a dish. Sweet Potato tastes good and can be eaten by itself. Thus,it is cost saving. 4. Rice cannot match the nutritional values of potato.In poorer country like the Philippines , it has one of the high percentage of diabetics in the world.The poor tends to eat more rice and that makes them vulnerable to diabetes,an ailment known in developed countries as a rich man's disease. 5. Too much rice consumption can make you sick, but sweet potato (kamote) can bring you to health and keep away some health problems.These have been proved medically. A recent documentary in a Korean TV network reveals as follow: - Sweet Potato (kamote) lowers hypertension, bad cholesterol and even blood sugar. - It credits the sweet potato (kamote) as high fiber and is one of the best foods that one can eat to prevent cancer The Americans as well as the South Koreans which are both progressive nations have raised this Humble staple food to a high level and many called Komote a "Super Food that Heals". After this review Rice as an Asian staple food normally eaten with a dish will be taken more seriously as a health concern.However,like most things it must be taken with moderation and supplement with other foods like vegetables, fish meat and fruits to create a healthy balance. Most of us eat our way to satisfy our stomach but not our health. As health cost is ever increasing we have to be more discerning in how and what we eat. EngSay is a keen enthusiast in Health and Fitness. Having seen many friends falling sick despite physically-abled has driven me to start a website http://www.learnmoreaboutyourhealth.com and a blog Http://blog.learnmoreaboutyourhealth.com to create awareness on weight loss, diabetes. slimming, skincare and general health problems. I also enjoy listening to Jazz Funk and Blues music being a guitar player myself.