Sweet potatoes are one of the oldest vegetables known to man. They have been consumed since prehistoric times as evidenced by sweet potato relics dating back 10,000 years that have been discovered in Peruvian caves. Not only are sweet potatoes readily available, inexpensive, and delicious, there are many other reasons to love these yummy vegetables. Vitamin B6, one of the many contents of Sweet Potato, helps reduce the chemical homocysteine in our bodies.
Homocysteine has been linked with controlling of degenerative diseases, including the prevention of heart attacks. They are a good source of vitamin C. While most people know that vitamin C is important to help ward off cold and flu viruses, few people are aware that this crucial vitamin plays an important role in bone and tooth formation, digestion, and blood cell formation.
It helps accelerate wound healing, produces collagen which helps maintain skins youthful elasticity, and is essential to helping us cope with stress. It even appears to help protect our body against toxins that may be linked to cancer. Sweet Potatoes can be cooked in many different ways and servings may vary from boiled, fried, chili glazed, crispy chips, cake to roasted sweet potato.