The Importance Of Sweet Potatoes

in hive-120078 •  9 days ago  (edited)

During the Singapore Japanese Occupation from 1942 to 1945, there was a serious shortage of food in my country.

Many of the pioneer generations were able to survive those hunger years with shortage of food because of sweet potatoes.

In general, most sweet potatoes may take about 50 to less than 80 days for harvest depending on the types of sweet potatoes and the growing conditions.

It was a good way to increase food supply within a short time during wartime.

My family enjoys having sweet potatoes and there were times when we had sweet potatoes as a replacement to rice.

Below is a photograph that I had taken using my rice cooker to steam the sweet potatoes.


I prefer to use the rice cooker so that I can just leave it without monitoring it.

Rice cooker also helps to keep the sweet potatoes warm if you like to have something hot during winter when it is cold.

There are lots of videos about the benefits of sweet potatoes.
Below is one of them.

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Some of the benefits of sweet potatoes

Prevent constipation

My wife often has difficulty in passing motion.

Sweet potatoes are high in fibers since many laxatives contain high fibers so having sweet potatoes would ensure we take in fibers in a natural way rather than using laxatives.

It helps to promote healthy digestion that supports our digestive tract.

Enhance our beauty

There are many ladies who would put on facial masks and all sorts of products to keep their skins in good condition.

Sweet potatoes have different vitamins that are good for our skin and hair.

Vitamin E promotes hair growth for those who are losing hair.

Vitamin C and E can help to prevent skin cancer. With vitamin C, we can manage acne and promote recovery of wounds.

Boost Fertility

Ladies who need a boost in fertility can give sweet potatoes a try since it is high in Vitamin A so it is a natural way to improve reproductive performance.

Iron in sweet potatoes can help to promote fertility. Research has shown that the increase intake of iron has enabled many to conceive after months to a year.

Reduce Weight Gain

Most women are usually concerned about putting on weight.

My wife likes sweet potatoes as it can help to reduce food intake and it helps us to feel full so that we can curb the temptation of excessive food intake.

If anyone likes to snack throughout the day, sweet potatoes may be just the natural way to kick off the habit in a healthier way.

Other benefits

  • Antimicrobial
  • Reduce risk of cardiovascular diseases
  • Prevent ulcers
  • Prevent cancer
  • Prevent inflammation
  • Manage stress
  • Blood pressure regulation
  • Enhance vision
  • Enhance memory
  • Manage diabetes

You can read more about the benefits of sweet potatoes with greater details in the article below.

I hope you enjoy reading this short article about how we can improve our health naturally using sweet potatoes.

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