Sweet potatoes are an inexpensive way to boost nutrition in your meals. They are delicious, versatile, and easily found in supermarkets. Sweet potatoes are long lasting when stored properly. They prefer a dark, cool, room. They should be kept away from onions because they encourage sprouting.
Do you need a reason to try Sweet potatoes?
- They are high in Vitamin B6 which helps protect against degenerative diseases, such as heart disease.
- Vitamin C is important in bone and tooth formation, digestion, and blood cell formation. It helps wound healing, and in collagen production. Vitamin C also helps the body cope with daily stress.
- Iron for energy and proper immune function.
- Beta carotene. Of course you know that Beta carotene is great for your eyesight and to boost immunity. Beta carotene and the other carotenoids found in sweet potatoes are powerful antioxidants.These help fight cancer and protect against many effects of aging.
- Magnesium, which aids in relaxation and stress management. It is vital for healthy artery, blood, heart, bone, muscle, and nerve function.
- Potassium. This electrolyte helps regulate heartbeat and nerve signals. Also protects and controls the activity of the kidneys.
- Sweet potatoes contain natural sugars. But these sugars are released into the bloodstream slowly. This helps to make them a balanced and regular source of energy, without the blood sugar spikes that lead to fatigue and weight gain.
One reason that sweet potatoes are especially good to eat during the fall and winter is that they are high in Vitamin D. This vitamin is also a hormone that is necessary for immune system health. It builds healthy bones, heart, nerves, skin, and teeth.
Vitamin D is important in fighting seasonal affective disorder. SAD is linked to low levels of sunlight. Vitamin D is important to maintain energy levels and moods. Sunlight is a source of Vitamin D, and when the days grow shorter it is easy to become deficient in this important hormone.
Sweet potato passion
Sweet potatoes can be roasted, steamed, grilled, baked, and pureed. They are a great addition to soups and stews. They can even be added to baked goods.
Oven roasted sweet potatoes
Sweet potato, Leek and ham soup
Sweet potato bread
Mashed sweet potatoes
Chicken and sweet potato stew
Maple roasted sweet potatoes
Sweet potato enchilada’s
Sweet potato biscuits