Sweet Potatoes


It’s orange, so you know it’s full of beta-carotene – which you know is converted into vitamin A, which is good for eyes and great for healthy glowing skin. Also high in vitamins B & C, carotenoids, copper, iron, manganese, potassium, and fiber.

Sweet potatoes contain unique root storage proteins that have been observed to have significant antioxidant capacities. In one study, these proteins had about one-third the antioxidant activity of glutathione– one of the body’s most impressive internally produced antioxidants. I’m willing to bet you’ve seen advertisements for this hot new supplement.

Rachel Ray says that sweet potatoes are the most nutrient dense food in the produce department.

There are a lot of great recipes using sweet potatoes. I’ll work on getting more of them up in the recipe section. But my favorite is just to bake (microwave), top with some butter and brown suger. Just not as much as butter and sugar as you get in the steak houses!



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