If You Eat 1 Serving Of Sweet Potatoes Per Day For A Month This Happens To Your Body!

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Many people believe that the nutritional benefits of sweet potatoes and white potatoes are interchangeable, while nothing could be further from the truth!  The video you are about to watch below does an excellent job of explaining the vast differences between the two.  In so doing you will find out that the sweet potato contains properties that offer so many health benefits, that it is valued as a SUPERFOOD!

These readily available and inexpensive dietary staples, offer a powerful nutritional punch, that I found to be astounding.  Adding this sweet and delicious starch to your daily diet, will protect your body against a multitude of diseases.

Although the carbohydrate count is equivalent to that of the white potato, it contains double the amount of fiber, making it a COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATE.  These burn much slower than low-fiber carbohydrates, allowing the body to use it more efficiently for energy.  This makes the sweet potato vital to WEIGHT MANAGEMENT.

Sweet potatoes are HEART-HEALTHY;  being high in Vitamin B6, allows it to break down the chemical homocysteine in our bodies, which is in part responsible for hardening of the arteries and blood vessels that is a cause of degenerative diseases such as heart attacks.

Additionally, the high amount of POTASSIUM found in this Superfood lowers blood pressure by regulating body fluids, and, as a significant electrolyte, it REGULATES HEART RHYTHM, BRAIN FUNCTION and the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.

Rich in Vitamins C and E, the ANTIOXIDANT qualities inherent in the sweet potato act as a protection against toxins and free radicals linked to cancer.  Therefore, the mighty sweet potato helps to PREVENT DISEASE and INCREASE LONGEVITY.

Because they are also rich in BETA-CAROTENE or Vitamin A, this adds to it’s anti-oxidant potential.  Studies at Harvard University, of 124,000 people, revealed a 32% lower risk of lung cancer in people whose daily diets contained foods rich in

Beta-Carotene.  Another study done by Women’s Healthy Eating and Living (WHEL) studied women who had gone through treatment for early stage breast cancer;  the women with the highest blood concentration of carotenoids, had the lowest incidence of cancer recurrence.

Just one sweet potato provides the body with it’s daily required amount of Vitamin A, which additionally protects your skin from UV damage, from the inside out.  It speeds up the healing of wounds and produces the collagen which keeps our skin looking young.

As such, the combination of Beta-Carotene with Vitamins C and E, provides a potent role in the health and beauty of skin and hair, making the sweet potato an outstanding “BEAUTY FOOD”.  The whopping amount of Vitamin A in this delicious sweet food, further promotes EYE HEALTH, by preventing loss of vision and macular degeneration.

The Magnesium and Vitamin D found in sweet potatoes play an important role in mood, stress-reduction, energy levels, and bone health.  The video you are about to watch will also discuss the trace element, Manganese, found in sweet potatoes, and it’s important contribution to maintaining the quality of your health, with more specifics on brain health and functioning.

Historical details as well as optimal ways to choose, cook and consume this outstanding food are additionally discussed.

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Apparently I’ve Been Cooking Sweet Potatoes Wrong For My Whole Life. I’m So Glad I Learned THIS

Potatoes are among the most popular and versatile food items that are readily available at any local grocery store. There are many different types grown throughout the world, but one of the tastiest and most healthy varieties is the sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are exactly as their name implies; sweet.

The orange fleshed root vegetables are considered a superfood because they contain a lot of vitamins and nutrients, such as vitamins A, C, E, and B-6, as well as beta carotene, fiber, potassium, iron, manganese, and copper. The antioxidants found in them can help prevent cancer and heart disease, strengthen your immune system, and even slow aging. Plus, they’re fat free and cholesterol free! A simple sweet potato can be transformed and prepared in many different ways.

They can be served hot or cold and people love them mashed, baked, fried, hashed, steamed, juiced and more. Their only downside seems to be that it often takes a long time to thoroughly cook them. One of the easiest, most basic ways to cook any type of potato is by poking a few holes in the skin and tossing it in the microwave.

Press the preset “Potato” button and minutes later it’s done. While that’s the fastest way to cook them, it’s definitely not the tastiest. Oftentimes the skin and flesh gets rubbery or becomes kind of mealy and it’s just not the same as a slowly cooked, oven baked potato.

Instead of zapping them, try cooking a bunch of them at once in a slow cooker. In the end it’s just as easy as microwaving, but the potatoes will turn out much more delicious. JoAnn Rachor shows how it’s done in this easy to follow video she posted to her YouTube channel.

Start by washing a few sweet potatoes, making sure to scrub the skins well. There is no need to poke them with a fork for this recipe, just trim off any bad spots and then toss into a crock pot with a little water. In the video they used about ½ cup of water for 3 large sweet potatoes, if you cook a larger batch simply adjust the water amount up to about ¾ of a cup.

This doesn’t require a lot of water, just enough to steam and help cook them. Cook on high for about 2-2 ½ hours for a small batch and 3-3 ½ for a larger amount. While they’re cooking you’re free to go about your day and when you get back the potatoes will be done.

The insides will be evenly cooked, fluffy, and tender, while the outside remains firm. You can eat them right away since they’ll be warm and ready, or you can use them in another recipe that calls for cooked sweet potatoes. Try this practically effortless slow cooking method the next time you plan on having sweet potatoes for dinner.

Plus, if you need to shave minutes off a dinner prep time, cook them ahead of schedule and free up a lot of time and valuable oven space.

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