Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A also known as beta carotene, and vitamin C. Vitamin A and C are antioxidants that remove free radicals, chemicals that damage cells, from the body.
Sweet potatoes have anti inflammatory properties.
They can help to soothe stomach ulcers and other inflamed conditions of the colon.
They help to improve low blood pressure.
They have high fiber content so can be digested and ingested slowly and may help to stabilise blood sugar.
They are high in vitamins and minerals. The high Vitamin A content may help prevent cancer.