What are the Sweet Potato Health Benefits? Are they really that good?
Sweet Potatoes, also known as yams (though they are not actually yams), are tuberous crops, and their scientific name is Ipomoea Batatas.
They are of various colors, from purple or red to pale yellow or white, depending upon the various conditions they grow in.
Sweet potatoes are beneficial for the heart, because they are a great source of B6 vitamins – these vitamins prevent the hardening of blood vessels and arteries.
They contain potassium, which lowers blood pressure and regulates heartbeat.
Sweet potatoes are good for diabetes, because their benefits help one to control blood sugar, despite the fact that they are sweet in taste. They can prevent blood-sugar spikes even in type 2 diabetes people.
Sweet potato benefits help in reducing stress, because they contain magnesium.
They make your immune system stronger and reduce inflammation. They are rich in vitamins C, A and E that are good antioxidants, and help to keep your skin and hair healthy. And they can improve your digestion as well.
Benefits of purple sweet potato are especially good for preventing cancer, because they have great cancer-fighting abilities.
But orange sweet potatoes are also good in this field due to their high content of beta-carotene, which may reduce the risk of breast cancer in premenopausal women, and ovarian cancer in postmenopausal women.
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Post time: Sep-18-2017