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Sweet potatoes are an often over-looked vegetable. This is unfortunate, as they contain an abundance of beneficial vitamins and nutrients. They are inexpensive, always readily available, and taste great. Eating more sweet potatoes can help to control blood sugar and improve your overall health, among other benefits.
Health Benefits Of Sweet Potatoes
First off, sweet potatoes is one of the rare vegetables that contain vitamin B6. This vitamin helps to reduce the levels of a chemical called homocysteine—which has been linked to heart attacks and various degenerative diseases.
Sweet potatoes are also a good source of vitamins C and D. Vitamin C helps boost your immune system and is an excellent antioxidants that reduces damages done by free radicals. Both vitamins are necessary for bone growth, digestion, and blood cells formation.
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Eating more sweet potatoes will also provide you with iron, magnesium, potassium, and beta-carotene. Iron and magnesium are a couple other useful minerals for boosting your immune system and helping to reduce stress. Magnesium also helps promote better heart health and red and white blood cell production.
The beta-carotene found in sweet potatoes is converted into vitamin A by your body when needed, thus there is no toxicity of overdose. Vitamin A is needed to improve eyesight, your immune system, and is a powerful antioxidant. By eating sweet potatoes, you are receiving beneficial vitamins and nutrients that will help control your blood sugar and increase your immune system.
Buying And Storing Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potato Juice Recipe
Sweet Potato Juice Ingredients:
· 1 sweet potato
· 2 carrots
· 2 cups of pineapple chunks
· 4 ribs of celery
· A pinch of cinnamon