Are Sweet Potatoes Good for You? Here’s Benefits of Sweet potatoes..
What are Sweet Potatoes Good for, Anyway? Other Than Potato Guns..
By Jan Ashby
Sweet Potato Diet Plan: Bodybuilder Shows How to Do it 2 Ways (Incl. with George Foreman grill)
As far as Sweet Potato and what it can do for your health, I’ll include a worthwhile video below, and then a wiki link so you can read about it yourself. Michael Kory, body builder, practices sound health measures (he DOES use sweet potatoes, and he prepares them 2 ways) – he has used the trusty George Foreman Grilling method (See video: bit.ly/george-foreman-grill )
His 2nd method – he PEELS it, pokes holes in it, and dries it with a paper towel. Then he lays it on a plate & cooks it in the microwave (he does 6 minutes but it depends on the strength of yr microwave – alternately, you can do it in a regular oven (Some believe it conserves nutrients).
Next he lays it in a bowl and mashes it up; then he adds cinnamon flavoring and some sweetener – up to you.
SWEET Potatoes Nutritional Value and Benefits: What Gives?
The sweet potato is a reliable crop, and actually was truly popular in the islands of the Pacific – from Japan to Polynesian Islands to the Philippines – in times of hardship (Typhoon storms, drought, whatever), it was a boon!
Yes, nations such as Vietnam, India, and Indonesia love to grow them today.. they are packed with nutritional value – specifically, B5, B6, beta-carotene (good for the eyes). And loaded with fiber, which aids in the digestive system processes. You can READ MORE in the WIKI article here.
It is IMPORTANT to note that sweet potato varieties with dark orange flesh contain additional beta carotene; thus they’re better for growing children and teens! This is a food that can give you lots of energy. It actually also boasts magnesium, zinc, iron, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, & sodium. The nutrient it has the least of is IRON (so if you have an iron deficit, so it’s better to go with brown rice, wheat, clams, beef or chicken liver (See WebMD Articles for further detail ).
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