As mentioned above, sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A, C and E.
Studies have shown that a diet consumption or supplementation of Vitamin E has the potential of significantly increasing hair numbers in individuals who are suffering from hair loss. This is because Vitamin E contains antioxidant properties that help reduce oxidative stress.
Vitamin C is also effective at neutralizing the oxidative stress caused by exposure to UV light.
Vitamin A is an effective stimulant of collagen, making it useful in decreasing the rate of natural cell aging as well as inhibiting photoaging of our skin.
Sweet potatoes are nutritious and delicious root vegetables. The sweet potato is creamy and soft enough to be an ingredient in several pie recipes and also added to meals for weight loss.
I often get a sweet tooth after eating and I don’t believe it’s it’s something to be suppressed but rather it’s natural and therefore it’s OK to eat something sweet.
However that doesn’t mean that we should overindulge or indulge in food. That’s why I love this recipe because of its health benefits and and it’s a dessert that we don’t have to feel guilty about.
2 Large Sweet Potatoes
1 Piloncillo Or ( 5 tbs regular cane sugar)
1 Cinnamon Stick
- Remove the skin from the sweet potatoes and chop away
- Prepare a large pot and add the sweet potatoes and cover with water
- Add the sugar and cinnamon stick
- Boil for 20 minutes
- Simmer for 15 minutes
Containing glycolic acid, a natural alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), cane sugar works to slough off dead skin cells and make way for healthier, glowing skin to show through. Glycolic acid is the smallest hydroxyl acid molecule, so can penetrate the deepest and fastest. Because of this, it is known to be the most effective at stimulating collagen and thus helping reduce wrinkles.
Also being a natural humectant and antioxidant, sugar absorbs moisture from the environment and binds it to your skin, keeping it plump and hydrated, so well protected against toxins and any harsh weather.
This is perfect to have all year round!
Cinnamon is a warm spice that can stimulate blood vessels which promotes more blood flow to the face to improve the appearance of your skin and make it more even-toned.
Also, aids in weight loss, improving heart health, alleviating menstrual cramps, and reducing inflammation and blood sugar levels.
Sweet potatoes are an extremely important source of Vitamin A because they contain high levels of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is transformed into vitamin A in our livers, with every molecule of beta-carotene producing two molecules of Vitamin A.
Vitamin A is essential in helping the body fight off infections, and remain resistant to any further infections.
Sweet potatoes contain a significant amount of magnesium, which is an essential mineral for normal body functioning.Magnesium deficiency and depression are linked because they both feature cell-mediated immune responses and body wide inflammation.
You can eat this beauty bowl as a dessert, breakfast, or pick me up snack.. Lasts of to 3 days in the fridge.