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24/09/2015 09:15 BST | Updated 24/09/2015 09:59 BST

Sweet Potato Health Benefits Explained: Why It's Good For Your Eyes And Helps Reduce Stress

Sweet potatoes aren't just mega tasty veggie treats. According to this video from Health.com, they're pretty great for your health too.

The potatoes, which are referred to as 'Yams' in America, can be baked or roasted. Some people even like to mash them up. They are also rich in vitamins A, C and B6.

Here are five other perfectly valid reasons why they're good for you...

:: They are rich in beta carotene and, as a result, are good for your eyes.

:: They're jam-packed with magnesium, which is good for your heart.

:: They could help combat stress because they're a complex carb.

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:: They're full of fiber which may help you lose weight.

:: They give you lots of energy because they're a complex carb and rich in iron.

Next time you're torn between sweet potatoes and normal spuds, you know what to do.

After all, just look at how many amazing dishes you can make with them...

Sweet Potato Recipes