Have sweet potatoes, reduce the risk of breast cancer by 24%

Sweet potatoes are considered an extremely rich source of antioxidants and their skins have abundant beta carotene. The rose-coloured skin of sweet potato has cancer-fighting anthocyanins

Deepak AcharyaDeepak Acharya   29 Aug 2019 7:57 AM GMT

Have sweet potatoes, reduce the risk of breast cancer by 24%

The widespread consumption of junk food is reflected in its equally widespread ill effects upon human health. Kids' disinterest in fruits and vegetables is being observed. If we talk of sweet potato, we'd notice that it is being consumed sparingly in most households despite its numerous health benefits. People are not properly aware of its beneficial effects and it is not easily seen in the markets. Sweet potato is nature's priceless gift which has helped people tide through famine and hunger of the past. Because it grows beneath the soil and is sweet as sugar, this vegetable is aptly called Shakkerkund in Hindi and sweet potato in English.

When eaten boiled or roasted, sweet potato helps in strengthening the body's immune system. Sweet potato can be used in cooking to dish out delicious delicacies. Its chaat is extremely tasty.

The rose-coloured skin of sweet potato has cancer-fighting anthocyanins. We must eat pink-skinned fruits and vegetables.

Sweet potatoes are considered an extremely rich source of antioxidants and their skins have abundant beta carotene. As per researches, by consuming a sweet potato daily, women reduced the risk of breast cancer by 24%. As per the study conducted by Japanese scientists, the juice of sweet potato is effective in curbing the spread and development of cancerous tissues in breast cancer patients.

Boil sweet potato and peel it thereafter. Place the peeled sweet potato, after chopping it fine, in bowl and heat ghee in a deep bottomed pan. Add chopped gur (jaggery) pieces to the ghee and let it dissolve to make a syrup. Add sweet potato to the syrup and let it soak up the syrup. Add roasted chironji (Charoli nuts) and mix well. Sweet potato halwa is ready! Sweet potato also has iron, folate, copper, magnesium and other vitamins to boost our immune system.

Skin doesn't wrinkle easily and stays glowing if sweet potato is regularly consumed. Eating it also improves vision. Its beta carotene fights with free radicals and keeps aging at bay. Vitamin C in sweet potatoes produces collagen to keep skin younger.

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