Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of carotenoid antioxidants.
They contain calcium, are high in vitamins A and C and contain thiamine.
Be careful eating too many sweet potatoes may cause abdominal swelling and indigestion.
Sweet potatoes are also high in sugar and therefore should be used sparingly.
Sweet potatoes are not related to the potato nor the yam--they are actually a member of the morning glory family.
With the high contect of vitamins A and C (antioxidants)sweet potatoes can be helpful in reducing the severity of conditions where inflammation plays a role, such as asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Sweet potatoes contain oxatlates which can cause some health challenges for individuals with already existing and untreated kidney or gallbladder problems may want to avoid eating sweet potatoes.