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, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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