In the world of nutrition our good old potato's close cousin --sweet potato or 'shakkar kandi', has a good reputation as it is an excellent source of various minerals, vitamins and fibres that are super beneficial for the overall health. This starchy but sweet tasting root can be had either raw or cooked. It is high in antioxidant also called as beta-carotene which transforms into vitamin A once eaten. Check out these amazing benefits that can do wonders to your skin and health.

Improve Skin Texture

Boil the potato for few minutes but do not forget to preserve the boiled water and pour it into a bottle. Store it in the fridge and use it as a toner for the skin. This organic toner will help you get rid of impurities. Your skin pores are also cleaned to a great extent via this toner.

Reduces Oily Skin

Boil the sweet potato and mash. Add a tablespoon of organic honey. Apply this mixture to your face and wash off after few minutes.

Lightens Dark Circles & Eye Puffiness

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The anthocyanin in sweet potato helps in healing the dark circles and puffiness. Just cut the potato into two slices from the same. Place them on your eyes for a while and let it do its work.

Moisturiser

sweet potato for skin

Take half cup of boiled sweet potatoes, 1 tablespoon yogurt and 1 tablespoon oats. Blend it all into a solid paste. Use this paste on your skin and scrub it slowly. Wash your face once done with warm water and you will feel the difference.

Health Benefits

Provides with Vitamin D

The nutrients packed with vitamin D helps a lot if you have the deficiency. If you have one sweet potato every day, then you are bound to have stronger bones and a healthy heart.

Strengthens Immune System

Sweet potatoes have a lot of vitamin C which helps to keep the skin healthy, strengthens and boosts the immunity system to a great extent.

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Rich In Iron

Iron is an important component of haemoglobin, it helps the red blood cells in carrying oxygen from your lungs to transport it throughout your body. Sweet potatoes help in fighting against anaemia and increase the number of white blood cells. This amazing fruit or vegetable also helps in reducing stress and anxiety.

Increases Metabolism

Since sweet potato has Manganese, it helps in increasing the metabolism and balances the blood sugar levels in the body.

Sweet potatoes are super affordable, and you get them at every nook and corner these days. Go ahead and treat yourself to all this goodness. 

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