Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

I love sweet potatoes. Especially when you add butter and sugar, its a healthier option to satisfy your sweet tooth and they have so many health benefits. Read up on a few of the many benfits below.
Water Balance- The fiber present in sweet potatoes will help the body retain water. This keeps you hydrated and your cells functioning efficiently.
Stomach Ulcers- Sweet potatoes have a soothing effect on the stomach as well as your intestines. Vitamins such as B-Complex, Vitamin C, Beta Carotene, Potassium and Calcium are effective in curing stomach ulcers and sweet potatoes contain these vitamins which helps reduce the chance of ulcers.
Cancer- Beta-carotene is the pigment responsible for the color of the peel of the sweet potatoes. This pigment is beneficial for curing various types of cancer, mainly of the colon, intestines, prostate, kidneys or other internal organs.
Digestion- The fiber in sweet potatoes are higher than regular potatoes. They are easy to digest since they mainly contain starch. They are soothing for the stomach so it will avoid any difficulties with digesting them.
Arthritis- The water where sweet potatoes are boiled can be applied externally on joints to ease the pain of arthritis. Beta- Carotene, zinc, magnesium and vitamin B complex also make sweet potatoes a very important food source for managing arthritis.
Bronchitis- Vitamin C, iron and other nutrients help cure bronchitis. Sweet potatoes are known to warm up the body due to the ingredients that impact body temperature. This makes sweet potatoes very beneficial for curing bronchitis, along with its powerful effect on congestion.
Asthma- Sweet potatoes are great for curing congestion of the nose and lungs. This will give relief from asthma.
Inflammation- Sweet potatoes have anti-inflammatory properties. This is due to having beta carotene, vitamin c and magnesium.
Immune System- The beta carotene in sweet potatoes is a major antioxidant therefore making them excellent immune system boosters that defend your body from a variety of conditions.
Grab a sweet potato today! You can’t go wrong with this healthy snack or side!
Love & Light,
Kelcie
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