In markets we can find many sorts of potatoes with lots of health benefits. But the most natural one is the white-cream or yellow-orange fresh. The one with the most antioxidants is the purple one. And if you see them, buy them right away.
They are full with beta carotene and have vitamin A. we need this vitamin for our bones, eyes and for our immune system.
Below are some reasons why we should consume sweet potatoes:
Diabetics: sweet potatoes have natural sugar which can stabilize and regulate the blood sugar levels and insulin resistance.
Immune system: Vitamin D is essential for teeth, bones, heart, thyroid gland, energy level and skin. We can find it in sweet potatoes.
Healthy heart: Thanks to the potassium in sweet potatoes we can relegate our blood pressure and balance the electrolytes. They improve the heart function and can negate the sodium impact. They are also rich in vitamin B6 which is great against strokes, heart attacks and degenerative diseases.
Digestion: They can relieve constipation and prevent colon cancer because of their fullness with dietary fibers.
Prevents Emphysema: Smokers can have low level of vitamin A and can suffer from emphysema (damage of the air sacs). Sweet potatoes contain carotenoids that can regenerate the respiratory system.
Anti – stress: Potassium helps the body with regulating the water balance, normalizing the oxygen flow and heat beats. In sweet potatoes we can find also magnesium, which is great as anti-stress agent and can help the whole body.
Vitamin C: This Vitamin can be found in the sweet potatoes. It is essential for the entire body.
Anemia: Sweet potatoes have iron, which can help to the production of the white and red blood cells that fights the anemia.
Healthy muscles and tissues: Sweet potatoes can regulate the nerve signs sent to the brain and the heart. They reduce swelling and help against muscle cramps as well.
Anti-oxidant: It can reduce the aging, breast cancer, help with gout, asthma and arthritis.
Fetal development: Sweet potatoes have folic acid essential for the fetal tissue. They are also great for cell development during pregnancy.
Quality hair: sweet potatoes have beta carotene that can prevent hair damage and help its growth.
Minerals: Minerals like manganese, magnesium, iron, potassium and calcium are found in sweet potatoes. They are essential for protein, enzyme and carbohydrate process in the body.
Youthful Skin: don’t throw away the water after boiling potatoes. Use it to absorb impurities, sooth irritated spots on your skin and clean your pores. The anthocyanin helps in removing dark circles and wrinkleless around the eyes.