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10 Health Benefits Of Sweet Potatoes



Sweet Potato

Sweet potato is readily available, inexpensive and surpasses nature’s all other sources of beta-carotene. Of course, everyone loves it. It is starchy and slightly sweet in taste but you can add spices to it and enjoy a tangy version in no time. Th...

Prevents Heart Disorders

High amount of vitamin B6 in sweet potato helps your body reduce the levels of homocysteine, a chemical that is naturally produced in our bodies that increases the risk of digestive problems and some types of heart diseases.

Wards Off Cold And Flu

Sweet potato is a great source of vitamin C which not only averts cold and flu, but aids in tooth and bone formation, blood cell formation, and collagen production. This collagen maintains your skin’s elasticity and youth. It also helps you handle...

Contains Vitamin D

A rich source of vitamin D, sweet potato helps in maintaining your immune system, helps with mood swings, ups your energy levels, and aids in the development of healthy bones, a strong heart and much more. Vitamin D is also imperative in sustainin...

Increases Immunity

Sweet potato contains iron, which maintains energy levels in the body, in turn enhancing the immunity. Besides this, sweet potato also improves the production of white and red blood cells and prevents stress.

Benefits Bodily Functions

The abundant quantity of magnesium present in sweet potato acts as the anti-stress and relaxation mineral. It is also beneficial for your bones, heart, blood, arteries, nerve functions and muscles.

Fights Cancer

Vitamin A, or Beta Carotene as it is also known, is a highly important antioxidant. Vitamin A is said to be most beneficial for fighting off cancers of all types and is the most potent antioxidant known to man. With the anti-cancer benefits, vitam...

Forbids Arthritis

Most studies show that beta-cryptoxanthin from sweet potatoes can lower the risk of rheumatoid arthritis by as much as 50 per cent. Beta-cryptoxanthin is said to play an important role in the prevention of chronic inflammation of joints.

Cures Stomach Ulcers

The variety of vitamins and minerals along with others like potassium and calcium in sweet potato, soothes and prevents stomach ulcers. The high fibre content of the starchy vegetable also helps in problems with acidity and constipation.

Regulates Nerve Signals And Heart Beat

Sweet potato is rich in potassium, which helps in regulating heartbeat and nerve signals. Kidney functions, swelling, stringent muscles, and muscle cramps are also relieved by potassium.

Foetal Development

Sweet potato has an abundance of folate in it, which develops the cells and tissues of the foetus inside the mother’s womb.

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