Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Fall has arrived and with it comes one of my favorite vegetables … Sweet Potatoes! As shown in this week’s recipe, sweet potatoes are very easy to prepare and serve. You could even bake sweet potatoes for dinner one night and use the leftovers to cream for the casserole above the next night! With fall vegetables coming in, I’m finding sweet potatoes on sale at the grocery store now!

Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin A and beta carotene. They are also high in vitamin C, vitamin B6, manganese, copper, potassium, and iron. Sweet potatoes provide a good source of fiber as well, especially when eaten with the skin on.

Sweet potatoes are naturally sweet. Contrary to popular belief, they will not raise your blood sugar more than the average potato. A serving is 1/2 cup or 1 small sweet potato.

So, eat sweet potatoes for good health – for your eyes, skin, heart, digestive tract, and whole body!