Even though we are staying home and very intimate this Thanksgiving, we can still be enjoying our favorite traditional dishes! And one of the turkey day specials happens to be chock-full of health benefits : the beloved sweet potato. Sweet potatoes contain numerous nutrients including vitamin B5, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin and carotenoids and are also among the best natural sources of Vitamin A. These delicious and nutritious roots have anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic and anticancer properties. Sweet potatoes have also been found to help heal wounds and ethanol and aspirin-induced ulcers in the stomach. They also possess antimicrobial properties and can be used in the prevention and treatment of a variety of bacterial pathogens and infections. The high fiber content of the sweet potato also makes it effective in improving gut health, digestion and weight management. In addition, the high magnesium and potassium content can help fight against hypertension and regulate blood pressure. And if this wasn’t enough, this miracle root also can boost fertility in women due to the high Vitamin A content, promote good vision and even improve our hair and skin! So make sure you take seconds and thirds of this superhero root at your small and Covid-safe celebration tomorrow!
"Enjoy the benefits of seasonal sweetness"
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