Sweet Potatoes — A Perfect Superfood?

sweet-potatoYou may think of sweet potatoes as that yearly dish you drag out for Thanksgiving,

You dump it from a can, then top with brown sugar and a few handfuls of marshmallows. While it might taste yummy to add a virtual candy bar to your sweet potatoes, you may be missing a food that is just about perfect on its own! In fact, this amazing vegetable not only tastes great, but it’s also packed with nutrition.

Here’s why:
Sweet potatoes contain significant amounts of antioxidants, including glutathione, which acts as an anti aging wizard in your body by fighting off free radicals (thank you, glutathione!). Also loaded with vitamins and minerals — such as beta-carotene, vitamins A, B, and C, manganese, copper, and iron — sweet potatoes are an excellent source of fiber, which helps to improve your digestion. And they taste great, too!
Unfortunately, the sugar content of these sweet potatoes places them a little high on the glycemic index, but they’re a perfect starch for enjoying once you reach Level 2 of the W.E.A.L.T.H program.—  and you’re ready to expand to some foods with a higher glycemic load. Sweet potatoes are already, well, sweet. So, you certainly don’t need to melt sugar on them! And, of course, buy them in the produce section, not in the can aisle. Here are a few simple (and delicious) ways to cook with these nutritional powerhouses:
* Sweet potato fries: Slice the sweet potatoes into narrow strips, then roast them in a hot oven with a little rosemary, pepper, salt, and a drizzle of olive oil until they’re tender. They’re a perfect substitute for the french fries you might be craving.
* Roasted sweet potatoes: Pierce with a fork, then bake for an hour at 350°F. Slice open, season with sea salt, black pepper, and butter. Perfect!
* Mashed sweet potatoes: Boil the sweet potatoes until they’re tender, and then mash them (perhaps with a little drizzle of milk, butter, sea salt, and pepper).

Boiled sweet Potatoes has a low glycemic level of 46 while Roasted sweet potatoes are high at 86.
As with all carbohydrates, starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes need to be consumed in moderation. When eaten correctly, they provide a myriad of health benefits. And they’re so easy to prepare! The above recipes are delicious. Give them a try!

Join my W.E.A.L.T.H program. You’ll detox your body and let the weight fall off as you learn how to keep your blood sugar stable throughout the day. You’ll learn how to eat and exercise for a slimmer waistline, better skin, more energy and a happier, Healthier You.
This is NOT a diet, this will become a lifestyle, a way of being that you’ll be able to do for your whole life, and want to because you feel so good!

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