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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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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-time book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and The Phytozyme Cure. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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6:06PM PDT on May 24, 2014

Yum

12:13PM PDT on May 15, 2013

Sharing!

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 :-)

7:26AM PST on Dec 31, 2012

Yummmmm!

5:34AM PST on Dec 31, 2012

fantastic

5:24AM PST on Dec 31, 2012

Thanks

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