Sweet potatoes contain a wealth of orange-hued carotenoid pigments.sweet potatoes have been shown to be a highly effective way of providing school age children with sizable amounts of their daily vitamin A. In some studies, sweet potatoes have been shown to be a better source of bioavailable beta-carotene than green leafy vegetables. Because sweet potatoes are available in many countries on a virtual year-round basis, their ability to provide us with a key antioxidant like beta-carotene makes them a standout antioxidant food. Recent research has shown that particularly when passing through our digestive tract, sweet potato cyanidins and peonidins and other color-related phytonutrients may be able to lower the potential health risk posed by heavy metals and oxygen radicals.
Sweet Potato Rainbow Salad Prep Time: 10 minutesTotal Time: 10 minutes Yield: 4 servings This a breakfast staple at our home but it really can be made for any meal or snack. You can use it has a side dish or even a topping on some fresh bread. It's light, refreshing and full of fresh Continue Reading
Roasted Serving Size: 4Calories per serving: 141Fat per serving: 10.6gms Congrats Shaifali Agarwal from 24Ours for winning our September Chef's Hat contest. Her super simple yet delicious winter recipe includes seasonal vegetable such as pumpkin or winter squash, sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts. This trio of veggies is packed with nutrients and antioxidants. Perfect for Continue Reading
Vita-rich Sweet Potato Serving Size: 1 sweet potato (per person)Calories per serving: 103Fat per serving: 0.2g If you want a healthy snack there's nothing like a hot, juicy sweet potato to satisfy every craving! What can be easier than popping it into the oven (I use my toaster oven) and just sprinkling some pepper and Continue Reading