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Living Healthy: Sweet Potatoes Offer Antioxidant Health Benefits

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Most of us have heard that potatoes are bad for our health along with any other starchy white bread and white rice. This of course depends on the type of potatoes you are avoiding. Sweet potatoes are a healthy addition to your weight loss and fitness goals that keeps your insides developing as strong as your outsides. They are a natural anti-oxidant that fights against cancer, infections while still supporting weight loss.  Sweet potatoes have vitamin A, vitamin C, beta carotene, anthocyanins and potassium   that help prevent bacterial infections, inflammatory diseases, diabetes, and some forms of cancer (Finkel, 2010). The multiple benefits found in sweet potatoes makes them versatile and attractive for health enthusiasts.  An analysis of sweet potatoes found that they contain high levels of antioxidants and should be implemented into any healthy diet (Anastacio & Caryalho, 2013). It is these antioxidants that help collect free radicals that can be found in the bloo