Live Healthy Tips- Great Tasting, and Great for You!
WHO KNEW something so nutritious could be so fun to cook with, and include in your weekly diet?
We love the benefits that these orange jewels offer our minds and bodies…see for yourself!
1.) Immunity and Eyesight Booster
Their natural orange color indicates that they are high in carotenoids (similar to carrots). Beta-carotene helps boost our immunity as well as strengthen our eyesight. They are powerful antioxidants that can help ward off cancer and protect against the effects of aging too!
2.) Vitamin D and Iron
These potatoes pack a punch by providing a hefty amount of Vitamin D and Iron, keeping our immunity to sickness, and energy levels high.
3.) Boil them for a Low Glycemic Index Rating
The Glycemic Index helps measure a food’s impact on your blood sugar- especially helpful for diabetics and the sugar-conscious. A sweet potato in its’ skin, boiled for 30 minutes, comes in at 46/100. Remember, however, adding butter, sugar, and marshmallows adds significantly to this rating. It’s a sad realization, but take heart. Nutmeg and cinnamon are a natural, healthful alternative to sweeten your dish!
4.) Sharpens Memory, Muscle-movement, and Regulates Sleep
Old-timers, rejoice! Those pesky side effects of growing in age can be curbed by consuming sweet potatoes regularly! Choline, another important nutrient in sweet potatoes can help with memory, sleep regulation, and muscle movement. Choline also assists in the absorption of fat and reduces chronic inflammation.
5.) Fit this Versatile Veggie into a Side, Dessert, or Entree
The excuse of not being able to include this ingredient into your weekly eating habits won’t fly with this potato. From desserts, to soups, to casseroles and skewers- this produce can blend in with any recipe. See the link below that displays 50 recipes that include sweet potatoes.
Get to your kitchen and start cooking today! Check out these 50 recipes that you are sure to love!