Sweet potato properties
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES OF SWEET POTATOES
BENEFITS OF SWEET POTATOES
Sweet potatoes are good for the skin
There are also some folk remedies in which the plant leaves are crushed and mixed with an ointment, used to treat skin rashes.
Sweet potatoes are good for a better vision
Like all foods rich in vitamin A as carotene, sweet potato is a beneficial food for eye health. It is suitable in the diet for cataracts, glaucoma, night blindness and generally to help treat diseases of vision.
Sweet potatoes take care of your cardiovascular health
The flashy color of this tuber just announces its richness in antioxidants. Indeed, sweet potato is a valuable food for its richness in components as tocopherol, flavonoids and carotenoids that collaborate to improve cardiovascular health.
One study has evaluated the protective potential of this food on the heart and cholesterol levels. The results showed that the varieties of orange and purple flesh contain more antioxidants (anthocyanins), and that this food helps to improve the levels of "bad" cholesterol (LDL cholesterol).
For its benefits on the vascular system and the heart, the sweet potato has also shown potential antiatherogenic properties.
Sweet potatoes to improve your memory
Because of its benefits to the circulatory system, this food improves cognition and helps improve memory. There is a scientific study in which some animals were fed with purple sweet potatoes (the reddest they are, the richest in antioxidant nutrients).
Another medicinal properties of sweet potatoes
- Diabetes: Although, apparently, a food may seem inappropriate for diabetes because of its sweet taste, the fact is that sweet potato is a food beneficial in type II diabetes, as demonstrated by scientific studies. (More information)
- Cancer: Its high content of tocopherol and beta-carotene make sweet potatoes a good remedy to boost the immune system and it is a protective food against breast cancer. Scientific studies have shown that women who eat foods rich in carotenoids have a lower risk of breast cancer.
A Japanese study which followed 47,997 men and 66,520 women for 10 years found that sweet potatoes are one of the most protective vegetables against kidney cancer
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