I recently had mashed sweet potatoes. Well, let’s backtrack just a tad. It’s not the first time I’ve had it, but it was a first time in a long while I realized just how freakin’ amazing they were.
Despite my newfound sent home to glory moment in the kitchen, I had to wonder why sweet potatoes and its various forms (my favorite being the sweet potato pie) was so good for you.
I’ll list a few but I do encourage you to click the link above. Let’s gooooooooooo!
- They’re good for your hair and skin, yo.
They’re chalkfull of Vitamins A, C, E, which help nourish your hair and skin from the inside out. They also promote hair growth. So put down the potions and toupees, and pick up some sweet potatoes.
- They’re good for digestion.
If you need help going potty (sorry, I’m stuck on Mommy mode), you don’t need to take a laxative. Just eat a sweet potato. It has so much fiber, your stomach might start doing backflips because it’s being taken care of. That also leads to my next point:
- They’re good for weight loss.
Because let’s face it: with all of that newfound fiber you’re consuming, you’re probably going to be going a whole lot more.
- They’re good for fertility.
I’m not currently pregnant but I do plan to start trying again very soon (and I’ll only announce when I’m pregnant). Sweet potatoes have a healthy dose of iron, which is essential getting pregnant. Like I mentioned earlier, they’re also full of vitamin A, which is also super important in getting knocked up, y’all!
- They’re super good for reducing stress, including insomnia, anxiety, and depression.
So, check it: if you eat a sweet potato, it has so much magnesium in it, you’re whole body will be at ease (and I imagine with all of those trips to the bathroom, that’s a part of it, lmaoooo). But eating sweet potatoes help alleviate depression and make you happier.
So, go ahead! Try a sweet potato. I even have a recipe you can try that I just used yesterday!