Eat good; look good: Boiled Sweet Potatoes with tomato sauce and paw-paw juice

Everybody wants that glowing effect on their skin but not everybody eats healthy foods for their skin. It’s amazing how the little foods we see around us serve important roles in our body system even though we take it for granted. I mean, who thought that the paw-paw fruit has a part to play in making our skins glow or even the tomato fruit, but guess what? They do.

Let’s do a brief analogy:

Sweet Potatoes are a good source of vitamin C.

Vitamin C!

While most people know that vitamin C is important to help ward off cold and flu, few people are aware that this crucial vitamin plays an important role in bone and tooth formation, digestion, and blood cell formation. It helps accelerate wound healing, produces collagen which helps maintain the skin’s youthful elasticity, and is essential to helping us cope with stress. It even appears to help protect our body against toxins that may be linked to cancer.

Tomatoes: The synthesis of collagen in tomatoes, an essential component of the skin, hair, nails and connective tissue, is reliant on vitamin C. A deficiency of vitamin C leads to scurvy, a condition characterised by general weakness, anaemia, gum disease, and skin haemorrhages. As vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, a low intake is associated with increased damage from sunlight, pollution and smoke, leading to wrinkles, sagging skin, blemishes and other adverse health effects.
Paw-paw: One medium sized papaya contains just 120 calories. So, if you’re planning to lose weight, don’t forget to add this light fruit to your diet. Besides, it is also packed with a considerable amount of dietary fiber that aids weight loss by promoting a feeling of fullness and controlling cravings.

Try a dish of sweet potatoes with tomato sauce and papaya juice and watch how your skin glow improves.

TIP: you can sprinkle lettuce on your meal for garnishing too to give it a nicer look, taste and extra nourishing.

This meal can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is light, delicious and highly nutritious.


1 Big sweet potato

4 Large tomatoes

1 onion


Salmon/tuna fish


Olive oil

1 Big paw-paw


  • Peel the potato, rinse and boil for about 30 to 45 minutes. (add salt to taste with olive oil)
  • Wash tomatoes, blend to a thick paste, fry the paste with some olive oil, and add onions and seasonings to taste. (add salmons or tuna fish to give it a savory look)
  • Peel paw-paw, and slice into small pieces, blend until almost totally smooth. (leave some of the sliced paw-paw and add to the juice then refrigerate)
  • Cut lettuce leaves and sprinkle on the sweet potatoes with tomato sauce, serve with a freshly blended and cold paw-paw juice.

Your healthy meal is ready! Enjoy!




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