Sweet Potato….. sweetheart….

Sweet potatoes do not belong to the potato family. They belong to the morning glory family. They are sweet, dark and full of antioxidants (the good stuff that fights the bad guys developed in our body due to day to day stress and environmental factors).

Reasons to eat em:-

1. Even though it is starchy, it is rich in fiber and powerful antioxidants from the carotenoid family, especially beta-carotene.

2. Loaded with heart healthy potassium, vitamin A and also contain calcium. An article in the Journal of agriculture and food chemistry found that extract from sweet potato has cancer fighting properties.

3. Sweet potato contain phytochemicals like quercetin, a powerful anti-inflammatory.

4. It contain Chlorogenic acid, an antioxidant.

5. 1 medium size sweet potato has only 103 calories. (remember medium)

6. Not recommended for diabetics but if you do not have any high blood sugar issues ( weight related or diabetes), these guys are great for you.

7. If you are a daily workout person than a medium boiled sweet potato along with a grilled chicken or grilled fish and green veggies is a perfect post workout meal.

Choose them and serve them with steamed broccoli. Yes even to your kids. Remember kids like to try colorful stuff. Make it as colorful and presentable as possible and main thing is “EAT THEM YOUR SELF”  because kids learn by observing adults.

Reference:

1.  Bowden, J, Ph.D., C.N.S, (2007). The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth,Beverly,M.A.: Fair Winds Press.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by dipak shah on September 5, 2012 at 7:15 am

    thanks .actually i love sweet potatoes.it is so good i dont know.
    yhanks again.

    Reply

  2. Posted by Doris on September 5, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    dear, kindly mail more details on sweet potato

    Reply

  3. Thanks for the info!

    Reply

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