6 Surprising Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

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They come in a variety of sizes and colors — including orange, white, and purple — and are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. 

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Highly Nutritious 


Sweet potatoes are a great source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. 

Calories: 180 Carbs: 41.4 gram Protein: 4 gram Fat: 0.3 gram Fiber: 6.6 gram Vitamin A: 769% of the Daily Value (DV) Vitamin C: 65% of the DV Manganese: 50% of the DV Vitamin B6: 29% of the DV Potassium: 27% of the DV Pantothenic acid: 18% of the DV Copper: 16% of the DV Niacin: 15% of the DV

One cup (200 grams) of baked sweet potato with skin provides :-

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Promote Gut Health 


The fiber and antioxidants in sweet potatoes are advantageous to gut health. Sweet potatoes contain two types of fiber: soluble and insoluble

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May Have Cancer-Fighting Properties 


Sweet potatoes offer various antioxidants, which may help protect against certain types of cancers. 

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Support Healthy Vision 


Sweet potatoes are incredibly rich in beta-carotene, the antioxidant responsible for the vegetable’s bright orange color. 

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May Enhance Brain Function 


Consuming purple sweet potatoes may improve brain function. 

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May Support Your Immune System 


Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes are one of the richest natural sources of beta-carotene, a plant-based compound that is converted to vitamin A in your body .