Sweet Potato

 

Do you feel a need to calm your appetite?

If yes, then the sweet potato is for you. If you are wanting to lose weight, sweet potatoes give a feeling of satisfaction or satiety.

Although high in carbohydrates, sweet potatoes are well tolerated by those with diabetes due to their low glycemic response and high fiber content.

Rich in beta-carotene, sweet potatoes help protect the inner lining of the arteries and therefore are helpful for those with high cholesterol or arteriosclerosis, or those with restricted blood flow, and high blood pressure.

Sweet potatoes are also a wonderful food for individual involved in intense physical activity, athletes, as well as those with debilitating diseases or recovery from an illness.

Sweet potatoes are a good source of

  • potassium
  • iron
  • magnesium
  • calcium
  • vitamin A
  • vitamin B6
  • vitamin C

With sweet potatoes, digestion begins in the mouth and should be chewed well to decrease excess gas effect.

The sweet potato can be

  • oven-roasted
  • spiced and eaten as a savory dish
  • pureed with milk for a morning meal, or
  • used in a variety of delicious products such as jams and candies.

 

 

Stay-tuned for Sweet Potato Recipes on Tasty Tuesday!