I am a massive fan of the sweet potato and it is not just because I hate pumpkin. I mean you pumpkin fans are relentless with turning everything into pumpkin flavorings! Well, I think the sweet potato does not get its shine and glory, and with all the benefits to our bodies it is about time we showed just how great this important vegetable is!
The Benefits of Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are more than just a yummy ingredient in casseroles and sweet potatoes pies. With its phytochemical-richness it needs a little more respect outside of the kitchen, as it is loaded with unique nutritional benefits and can help your physical health as well as your hair.
Underappreciated and overlooked, this super-food is packed full of anti-inflammatory and blood sugar-reducing nutrients, fat-free, and is quite low in calories. It is high in vitamins A, B6, C, D, and E while containing iron, zinc, copper, calcium, potassium, niacin and magnesium. Actually, the combination of vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene make this potato one heck of a “beauty food” due to all of those nutrients that contribute to a healthy, glowing complexion and vibrant tresses.