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Benefits and vitamins of sweet potatoes

Updated on August 23, 2013
sweet potatoes
sweet potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

1.A good source of vitamin B6.
B6 is a good Prevention of heart attacks, therefore eating sweet potatoes protect from heart attack.

2.A good source of vitamin C.
As we know Vitamin C is very important in helping to stave off off cold and flu viruses, but few people realize that this vitamin plays an important role in the formation of bones and teeth, and improve the process of digestion, as well as the formation of blood cells, and speed up wound healing.

3.A good source of vitamin D.
It is supplementing the immune system and overall health in the body, which in turn helps Vitamin A

4. Sweet potato is a rich source of iron.
Iron gives us energy and also to prevent Anaemia in the body

5.A rich source of magnesium.
It is the basic element that helps us to relax and stress resistance, and the Magnesium is essential for the health of the arteries in the body as well as bone health, heart, muscle,

6.A rich source of potassium.
One of the important elements that help regulate heartbeat and nerve signals.And protect you from muscle cramps, relieve swelling in the body, and protection and control over the activity of the kidneys.
7.Security and natural source of sugar.Balanced and regular source of energy, without mutations of industrial sugar in the blood or overweight.
8.A rich source of carotene and beta-carotene .Which is a precursor to vitamin A in the body. And carotenoids help to strengthen our eyesight, it is a powerful antioxidant that helps in the prevention of cancer and protect against the effects of aging.

General benefits of sweet potatoes

• To protect and strengthen eye sight
• To strengthen the immune system
• To protect the heart and arteries
• to reduce high blood pressure
• Is ideal food for children and adults

● choose Orange Sweet Potatoes

In order to take the most advantage of sweet potatoes you should choose potatoes with dark orange color because it is the more rich with (Beta-carotene) , vitamins and other minerals from yellow potatoes, and whenever the potatoes were darker in color whenever it becomes rich with these useful elements.

Effective Pharmaceutical Compounds


Pantothenic Acid

Vitamin E


B-Complex Vitamins





benefits of sweet potatoes
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Sweet potatoes: a perfect food for children and adults

Dear reader, you can take advantage of the sweet potatoes in delicious and distinct recipes, it is rated easy to prepare with full of benefits ..

you can start by giving sweet potatoes in the form of puree for baby at the age of the six month in very small quantities and increase it little by little every day , it is an excellent food for babies, and you can make some changes every time in cooking for the child in order not to be bored ..... for example you can mix it with the puree boiled carrots or with cooked apples or other vegetables or fruits .

sweet potatoes is delicious food , it is loved by young and old , and most importantly it is easy to be prepared .

And it can be relied upon as a good food for the elderly because it is easy prepared food plus that is rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber necessary for the prevention of common problems at this age like constipation and dyspepsia, Anemia , and other problems.

foods for weight loss
foods for weight loss

Sweet potatoes and weight loss

If you're trying to lose weight by cutting calories, you should add the sweet potatoes for your diet

Although the sweet potato contains about 112 calories, it does not lead to obesity, because it contains 2 grams of protein and more than 100% of the calories that your body needs daily .

Add sweet potatoes to your diet can help you get enough fiber while keeping cholesterol in low levels you .

Sweet potatoes also helps in weight loss,it makes you feel full after eating for a long time.

grill sweet potatoes
grill sweet potatoes

Some Famous Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

Oven-Roasted Sweet-Potato
Curried Carrot, Sweet Potato, and Ginger Soup
Grilled Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet Potato Pudding
Creamy Sweet Potato Dip
Sweet Potato-and-Ginger Soup
Spicy Sweet-Potato Oven Fries
Sweet Potato Spread
Chicken with Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

The Best Way to Cook Sweet Potatoes

Grill sweet potatoes is the best way to cook because it makes it as much as possible keeping of mineral nutrients

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