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11 Reasons to Love Sweet Potatoes

7.  Blood Sugar Levels — Sweet potatoes regulate blood sugar levels even in diabetics, according to research.

8.  Strong Immune System — Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin C which helps maintain a strong immune system which is important for healthy bone and tooth formation, digestion and wound healing.  Our stress glands, the adrenals, use high amounts of vitamin C when we are under stress.

9.  Antibodies — They are also high in vitamin B6 which helps build antibodies to fight disease, maintain normal nerve function and build hemoglobin — the substance in the blood that carries oxygen to organs and tissues.  It has also been shown to reduce the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

10.  Minerals — High in minerals like potassium, iron and magnesium, sweet potatoes are nutritionally superior to white potatoes.

11.  They taste great.


How to Enjoy Sweet Potatoes

-Try them roasted, pureed, steamed, baked, or grilled.

-You can add them to soups and stews.

-Grill them and place on top of salad greens for a delicious and appetizing twist on salad.

-Grill with onions and red peppers and use as sandwich or wrap ingredients.

-Make baked sweet potato fries instead of French fries.  See recipe here.

-Enjoy my Roasted Sweet Potato Salad.


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3:29AM PST on Dec 29, 2014

Sweet potatoes are a very important part of my Vegan diet. They are versatile, delicious, highly nutritious, economical, and did I mention delicious? 😊

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2:57AM PDT on Apr 8, 2013

I just had sweet potatoes yesterday!

9:10PM PST on Jan 3, 2013

they forgot to stress that sweet potatoes are also vitamins for your eyes.

1:36AM PST on Jan 1, 2013

I love sweet potatoes many ways. Thanks for the info.

7:52AM PST on Dec 31, 2012

Love these.

7:38AM PST on Dec 31, 2012

Looks good :-)

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