1. Diabetic Food: Naturally sweet, these fibrous roots have long been considered a suitable diabetics food as their natural sugars are slowly released into the bloodstream, ensuring a balanced and regular source of energy, regulating blood sugar, and helping stabilize and lower insulin resistance.
2. Healthy Digestion: Sweet potatoes are abundant in dietary
fiber, that helps promote a healthy digestive tract,
increases the bulk of the stool, eases toxic waste expulsion
relieving constipation and also helps prevent colon cancer.
3. Fights Emphysema: Studies have shown that people who
smoke or are exposed to cigarette smoke fall victim to a
deficiency in Vitamin A. Sweet Potatoes contain carotenoids-
beta carotene which the body converts to Vitamin A, vital for
the health of the respiratory system.
4. Immune System: Sweet potatoes are a potent source of
Vitamin D, a vitamin and hormone critical to our energy
levels, moods, and body’s potential to build healthy bones,
heart, nerves, skin, and teeth, and supporting the functions
of the thyroid gland.
5. Cardio Care: Vital potassium content in sweet potatoes
negates the sodium impact and helps maintain optimal fluid
and electrolyte balance in the body cells, necessary for
healthy blood pressure and overall heart function. Also
Vitamin B6 helps reduce the chemical homocysteine, linked
with degenerative diseases, including heart attacks and
6. Muscle and Tissue Health: Potassium is one of the most
important electrolytes that help regulate heartbeat and
nerve signals, provide instant energy, relaxes muscle
contractions, reduces swelling and cramps, and protects
and controls the activity of the kidneys. A integral part of an
7. Anti-Oxidant: Sweet potatoes are high in carotenoids like
beta carotene making it suitable in combating inflammatory
problems like asthma, arthritis, gout, etc., ward off cancers
of the lung, breast, etc. and protect against the effects of
8. Fetal Development: Sweet potatoes are a rich source of
folate necessary for healthy fetal cell and tissue
development and to prevent congenital abnormalities like
spina bifida (malformed vertebra) and neural tube defects.
9. Anti Stress: Sweet potatoes replenish our potassium
stores, depleted by stress attacks, helping normalize the
heartbeat, increase oxygen flow to the brain and regulate the
body’s water balance. Sweet potato contains the relaxation
and anti-stress mineral magnesium, necessary for healthy
artery, blood, bone, heart, muscle, and nerve function.
10. Vitamin C SuperStore: Sweet Potatoes are abundant in
Vitamin C, that not only wards off common cold and flu
viruses, but is crucial in bone and tooth formation, digestion,
blood cell formation, wound healing, shielding against
cancer causing toxins, collagen production- key to skin’s
elasticity, and is essential to helping us cope with stress.
11. Fights Anemia: Sweet potatoes are rich sources of the
wonder mineral iron that not only provides adequate energy,
but also plays an important role in red and white blood cell
production, improves stress resistance, proper immune
functioning, metabolizing of protein, and preventing
12. For Youthful Skin: Water left after boiling sweet
potatoes works as a wonder toner for the skin that helps
absorb impurities, deep cleansing your pores and soothi
ng irritated skin. Vitamin C helps produce collagen
necessary for healthy skin tone and elasticity. Vitamin E
improves complexion, providing flawless skin. Anthocyanin
helps reduce pigmentation and has anti-inflammatory
properties that will help in getting rid of dark circles,wrinkles
and puffiness of eyes.
13. Treats Premenstrual Symptoms: Manganese along with
iron, present in sweet potatoes, helps in promoting healthy
metabolism, maintaining healthy blood sugar balance, and
treating severe premenstrual symptoms.
14. Hair Care: The presence of vitamin A or beta-carotene in
sweet potato makes it an ideal food for hair growth,
preventing hair problems like dull, damaged, lifeless hair
15. Vitamin/Mineral Store: Sweet potato provides a good
amount of vital minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium,
manganese, and potassium that are essential for enzyme,
protein, and carbohydrate metabolism. This starchy root
vegetable is a rich source of flavonoids, anti-oxidants and
dietary fiber that are essential for your overall health.