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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