There are many events that occur in November, but most people are unaware that November is Sweet Potato Awareness Month.
The health benefits of these super vegetables might surprise you.
Sweet potatoes help with weight loss. They are fat-free, low in calories, and high in fiber and nutrients.
Because of the high fiber content, you will still feel full hours after eating them, and they contain carotenoids that appear to help stabilize blood sugar levels and lower insulin resistance.
The combination of these factors results in weight loss.
They are disease-fighting machines. Sweet potatoes have one of the highest beta carotene contents of all vegetables.
Consuming sweet potatoes can help prevent chronic diseases like cancer and heart disease, as well inflammation-related problems, such as asthma and rheumatoid arthritis.
Sweet potatoes are great for your skin. According to Dr. Ellen Marmur, Vice Chair of Cosmetic and Dermatological Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital, sweet potatoes are super high in vitamin A, which boosts collagen.
“They are a surprising source of minerals such as copper (providing you with up to a 50% daily value), which helps the formation of new collagen to reduce wrinkles.”
Studies show that eating foods high in vitamin A and beta-carotene can increase your resistance to bacteria and improve the overall health of your skin and aid in fighting problems like acne.