Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes 

Oct 22, 2023, 02:45 PM IST

Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes 

Vaishali Mandloi

Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamins A, C, and manganese. They also have anti-cancer properties and promote immune function. Here are some reasons why you should include them in your diet: 

Support Eye Health 

Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A. It is an antioxidant that is generally present in bright orange-fleshed vegetables. Eye disorders related to vitamin A deficiency such as xerophthalmia and cataracts may be controlled by consuming sweet potatoes. 

Improve Digestion 

Sweet potatoes are rich in dietary fibre and are also known for improving gut health and digestion. So, when you’re struggling with digestive issues like constipation and diarrhoea, you’d do well to reach for sweet potatoes. 

Regulate Blood Sugar Levels 

Sweet potatoes are naturally high in sugar and starch, but also have a low glycaemic index, which means that sweet potatoes release sugar into the bloodstream slowly, and help maintain healthy blood sugar levels. 

Help Fight Inflammation 

Sweet potatoes have anti-inflammatory compounds, which help reduce inflammation at the cellular level. 

Boost Cardiovascular Health 

Fibres and antioxidants present in sweet potatoes also help decrease the risk of cardiovascular diseases.