Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory qualities, calcium, potassium, fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin B-6, Vitamin C and beta-carotene, which are pigments called carotenoids that provide about 50% of Vitamin A needed in our diets. After ingested, our bodies convert beta-carotene to Vitamin A which then helps to protect cells from damage. It is used to decrease asthma symptoms caused by exercise; to prevent certain cancers, heart disease, cataracts, and age related macular degeneration (AMD); and to treat AIDS, alcoholism, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, epilepsy, headache, heartburn, high blood pressure, infertility, Parkinson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, schizophrenia, and skin disorders including psoriasis and vitiligo. 

Medical authorities also recommend we get beta-carotene from foods we eat, rather than from supplements.