When you think of sweet potatoes, I’m pretty sure your favorite sweet potato casserole topped with gooey marshmallows and the warm, festive feeling of Thanksgiving come to mind. But this phytochemical-rich food is so much more than a tasty side dish. It’s loaded with unique nutritional benefits that can help improve your health and your hair.

The sweet potato is considered an excellent source of natural, health-promoting compounds, such as beta-carotene and anthocyanins. Beta-carotene is a group of natural chemicals known as carotenes or carotenoids. Numerous observational studies have found that people who ingest more fruits and vegetables rich in carotenoids have a reduced risk of several chronic diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.

 

Want to find some delicious sweet potato recipes and work your way toward great hair? Check out our slideshow above!

 

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