November 6, 2012

Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes


Sweet Potatoes contain notable amounts of Vit. A, Vit. C., Vit. E, potassium, manganese, iron, calcium, copper, B1, B6, fiber and like most vegetables, antioxidants. Sweet Potatoes are considered to be anti-inflammatory and good blood sugar regulators.

Feel free to find more in-depth information on the nutrients in sweet potatoes.

Healthy Recipes to try:

Check out these healthy recipes, but remember, a recipe is only as “healthy” as the ingredients, the processing and storage of the foods.

Yam Fries and Variations

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Milk

Curried Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Spiced Sweet Potatoes and Pears

Sweet Potatoes with Collard Greens and Aduki Beans

Sweet Potato Bisque

Roast Turkey and Sweet Potato Hash with Fried Eggs

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Stew

Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew

Yes! I know that sweet potatoes and yams are not the same vegetable. But they are so close in taste and nutrition they seem interchangeable to me.

What is your favorite sweet potato recipe? Please share it in  the comment section below. Thanks!

CC Photo by Wally Hartshorn on Flickr

Originally Published: November 6, 2012
Category: Health
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