Why Are Sweet Potatoes So Good For You?

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamins A, C and D, vitamin B6, manganese and copper plus being a good source of  potassium dietary fibre, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and phosphorus all things that our bodies need. The vitamin C in the sweet potatoes helps keeps colds and flus away while playing an important role in bone and tooth formation, digestion and keeping healthy blood cells. Vitamin B6 reduces the chemical homocysteine in our bodies which has been linked to heart attacks, they also contain vitamin D which helps build healthy bones. Magnesium supports healthy arteries, blood, bone and heart functions, also allowing our bodies to relax and is great to fight off stress while potassium helps regulate our heartbeat and nerve signals. They have a sweet taste, their natural sugars are slowly released into our bloodstream which helps to ensure a balanced and regular source of energy with no spikes in our blood sugar levels. Because of the very high beta carotene levels they are great to ward off cancer causing cells and the effects of aging on our bodies.

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