Updated: Jul 18
SWEET POTATOES ARE VERY ESSENTIAL IN THE GROWTH OF CHILDREN AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR EYES?
Benefits of eating sweet potatoes which we need to inculcate in the younger generation:
Did you know that sweet poatoes could help improve your vision?
Sweet potatoes are a good source of beta carotene, which may slow progress of macular degeneration. Your body converts beta carotene to vitamin A, a nutrient that helps prevent dry eyes and night blindness which is very common among children mostly in this part of the world. Beta carotene and vitamin A also help reduce the risk eye infections.
Also, Vitamin A deficiency can damage the eyes. The cornea can become dry, leading to clouding of the front of the eye. It also prevents essential pigments from being produced. Correcting vitamin A deficiencies with foods high in beta-carotene such as sweet potatoes can even restore vision.
The antioxidant vitamins C and E in sweet potatoes have been shown to support eye health and prevent degenerative damage.
Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of preventable childhood blindness, with about 250,000 to 500,000 children in the developing countries going blind each year from a deficiency of vitamin A.
It is could also be said that this result is possible because children don't eat lots of sweet potatoes. How wonderful it is that sweet potatoes can help prevent all these and help improve your vision.
Let’s give our children the best today by encouraging them to eat a lot of sweet potatoes.
Get yourself some sweet potatoes today for a better, clearer and crispier vision.