Sweet Potatoes ★★
Sweet Potatoes are very rich in beta-carotene (their orange color) and contain a compound called caffeic acid, which helps cut off the blood supply to tumors. It has the potential to be a very promising weapon against all kinds of cancer. It is also a great source of potassium and fiber. Eat at least 1 cup per week.
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Purple Sweet Potato
The women of Okinawa, Japan eat purple sweet potatoes in every meal. They are also known to be the world’s longest living women. The purple sweet potato has 150% more antioxidants than blueberries, which are considered to be one of the most healthiest fruits.
Here is an alternative use for Sweet Potatoes obtained from the Dr. Oz Show:
Mango, Sweet Potato and Honey Anti-Aging Face Mask
1 small sweet potato
5 tbsp honey
Poke holes in the sweet potato and bake in the microwave for 10 minutes, or dice it and throw it into boiling water for 30 minutes. Cut the mango in half and scoop out the innards, mash with a fork. When the sweet potato is done cooking, cut it in half and scoop out the potato, add the mango and honey and mix. Let it cool before applying to the face or body and leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
Verdict: True beauty! The mango and honey combat free radical damage caused by the sun to help fight off wrinkles. Sweet potato is one of the best sources of natural anti-inflammatory products.