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Treating internal and external inflammation

Many people do not realise how healthy a sweet potato is. They are typically scared off by the word potatoe and automatically just think, carbs, carbs, carbs. However, you are missing out on a very healthy and tasty food.

Improve digestion: sweet potatoes are incredibly high in fibre. They are also full of magnesium. Sweet potatoes are easy to digest as well since they mainly contain starch. They are soothing for the stomach and intestines, so you can avoid any difficulties of digesting them.

Treat inflammation: due to the presence of beta-carotene, vitamin C, and magnesium, they are effective in curing internal and external inflammation.

Boost immune system: being very rich in beta-carotene, which is a major antioxidant, along with vitamin C and B complex vitamins, iron, and phosphorus, sweet potatoes are excellent immune system boosters.

Great for asthma sufferers: sweet potatoes are effective for curing congestion of the nose, bronchi, and Lungs, thereby, giving relief from asthma. Its typical aroma helps in this property.

Treats bronchitis: sweet potatoes are believed to be capable of warming up the body, possibly due to the sweetness and other nutrients that impact body temperature. This property is also beneficial for people suffering from bronchitis, along with its powerful effect on congestion.

Reduces arthritis: beta-carotene, magnesium, zinc, and vitamin B complex make sweet potatoes highly important food source for managing arthritis. The water in which sweet potatoes are boiled can also be applied externally on joints to ease the associated pain of arthritis.

Treats stomach ulcers: sweet potatoes have a soothing effect on the stomach and the intestines. Moreover, the roughage in sweet potatoes prevents constipation and the resultant acid formation, thereby reducing the chance of ulcers.

Prevents dehydration: The fiber or roughage present in sweet potatoes helps the body retain water. This maintains water balance in the body, keeping you hydrated, and your cells functioning efficiently

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