Health benefits of Sweet potatoes
High in vitamin B6: Vitamin B6 helps reduce the chemical homocysteine in our bodies. Homocysteine has been linked with degenerative diseases, including heart attacks.
Not only are sweet potatoes readily available, inexpensive and delicious, they have many other benefits for your health. Find some of them below.
Contains iron: Iron plays important role in our body, including red and white blood cell production, resistance to stress, proper immune functioning, and the metabolising of protein, among other things.
Source of magnesium: Magnesium is the relaxation and anti-stress mineral. It is necessary for healthy artery, blood, bone, heart, muscle, and nerve function.
Source of potassium: Potassium is one of the important electrolytes that help regulate heartbeat and nerve signals.
Good source of vitamin C: Vitamin C plays an important role in bone and tooth formation, digestion, and blood cell formation. It even appears to help protect our body against toxins that may be linked to cancer.
Good source of vitamin D: Vitamin D is critical for immune system and overall health. It plays an important role in our energy levels, moods, and helps to build healthy bones, heart, nerves, skin, and teeth, and it supports the thyroid gland.
Do not cause blood sugar spikes: Sweet potatoes are naturally sweet-tasting but their natural sugars are slowly released into the bloodstream, helping to ensure a balanced and regular source of energy, without the blood sugar spikes linked to fatigue and weight gain.
Help ward off cancer and protect against the effects of aging: Their rich orange colour indicates that they are high in carotenoids which is a powerful antioxidant that helps ward off cancer and protect against the effects of aging.