The Sweeter, Healthier Potato: The Sweet Potato

sweet potatoesIf you’re not already of fan of sweet potatoes, you might turn into a fan when you hear what an amazing alternative they are to russet potatoes.

Sweet potatoes are packed with nutrition. One potato has over 400% of your daily needs for vitamin A!  They are packed with fiber which can promote a healthy digestive tract and potassium which can help lower your blood pressure. They have 37% vitamin C of your daily need which can give your immune system a boost!  Vitamins C and E in sweet potatoes have been shown to support eye health and prevent degenerative damage.

They’re also a great source for copper, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and phosphorus. And they have 0 grams of fat (unless you fry them, of course.)

Now that’s a reason to eat Sweet Potato French Fries!
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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine and Caribbean Travel & Life, Heather is chauffeur to 3 busy kids; the president of her Home and School Association; and VP of Marketing for TipsFromTown. And she's passionate about all 3!