Monday, September 22, 2014

what can sweet potatoes do for my body?

 

Sweet potatoes: The Healthiest Vegetable Around. Healthy Gorilla

Four ounces of the cooked delicious pulp supplies 2 grams of protein, 3.4 grams of fiber, 24.6 mg of vitamin C, 28 mg of calcium, 22.6 mcg of folic acid, 20 mg of magnesium, 348 mg of potassium, and a whopping 21822 I.U. of vitamin A.

What it all means is: it would take 16 cups of broccoli to provide the same amount of nutrients! Super impressive for only a half cup of this delicious vegetable, right?

There is more:

 

  • Sweet potatoes have an enzyme called beta-carotene.  Beta-carotene is good for your eyes!  If you eat the skin, it is 4 times better than a carrot!)

Beta carotene molecule

  • Sweet potatoes have a lot of vitamin E.  Vitamin E protects the body from dangers in the environment, like colds, and they are fat free, so they are healthy!)
  • Sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamin A, which is great for a glowing complexion! 
  • Sweet potatoes have a lot of nutrients, which are good for you body, such as vitamin B6, potassium, and iron which your body needs to help you grow strong.
  • Sweet potatoes are a good source of dietary fiber which helps to promote a healthy digestive tract.
  • Sweet potatoes have a lot of fiber!  More than oatmeal!
  • Sweet potatoes are cholesterol-free!!  That means that they won't clog your heart!
  • A medium sweet potato has just 118 calories. It is a healthy choice.

Bonus Sweet Potato News!Bonus Alert: The skin of a sweet potato is completely edible and way tasty. It adds even more good-for-you fiber. Fiber is found in veggies which helps clean out your digestive system and keep it healthy!

sweet potatoes are good 4 u

 


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