Root Vegetable

Much different than those Idaho potatoes we all know, sweet potatoes are somewhat of a miracle food. They are extremely high in vitamins, have no fat or cholesterol and have small amounts of sodium. Their sweetness does indicate a high level of sugar, but it is a type of sugar that is beneficial, even for diabetics.

Clear Skin
At first glance we can tell that a sweet potato is orange. This color comes from the high concentration of beta-carotene, just like carrots. Simply put, beta-carotene converts to vitamin A inside the body. Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant that can help you shed old skin cells and produce new ones, leading to clear and vibrant skin!

Healthy Digestive Track & Weight Loss
It doesn’t stop there. Sweet potatoes are high in fiber, contributing to healthy digestion and weight loss! Fiber is digested more slowly so it helps us to feel full longer. While it is moving through the body it is creating bulk and helping us to get rid of waste and unwelcome toxins. With the removal of this gunk you are actually protecting your body against colon and rectal cancers.

Prevent Disease & Infection
As a potent anti-oxidant, we already mentioned one of the perks of Vitamin A.  It also helps to boost the body’s immune system, helping you to fight off the bad guys and prevent infection. This anti-oxidant packed root vegetable keeps inflammation down, a known component leading to disease.

Cindy and I like to make baked sweet potato fries brushed with coconut oil! Don’t be afraid to leave the skin on; many of the beneficial vitamins are found there.

Try it as a face mask! All of the benefits you get from ingesting the sweet potato can be directly applied to your face. Fight free radicals from sun damage, boost your collagen with vitamin C, and tame inflammation. Try adding honey and oats to add an extra skin boost.