12. Sweet potatoes
The sweet potato, also known as the Ipomoea batatas, not only contains many nutrients, but it is also packed with health benefits.
“Although a starchy food, sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene which is essential for healthy skin and eyes,” says Crovak. “They are a great source of fiber as well and can be added to casseroles, roasted or steamed as a side dish, or even as a french fry substitute. I even love them baked and sprinkled with cinnamon and a touch of butter for a sweet treat.”