– Sweet potatoes contain an absurd amount of Vitamin A as well as vitamin B5, B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, carotenoids, manganese, calcium, potassium, iron, fiber.
– What’s a carotenoid and what does it do? I’ll tell ya. After you watch this youtube clip…
– Carotenoids – They are phytonutrients. They’re what makes some of your favorite brightly colored produce they’re respective colors. Examples include sweet taters, carrots, apricots, even things like grapefruit. These chemicals are often associated with good things like cancer prevention, anti-inflammatory properties, proper heart health, anti-aging, eyesight, balancing blood sugar, and immune system benefits.
The best part about carotenoids: The human body can’t make it. We have to eat it. And for the human body to absorb them properly, they need to be consumed with fat. Why is that the best part?
– Proud member of the clean 15. https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary.php
– Flavors that work nicely with sweet taters – sesame, ginger, cardamom, chile, coconut, cilantro coriander, allspice, cinnamon, citrus, maple, smoke, rosemary and thyme.
-Personally – I like to bake them with pecans and finish with some butter and maple syrup. I also love a baked sweet tater with a juicy steak or burger.
– I enjoy tater bowls. A tater bowl is the cooking of any sort of tater with other stuff. The tater is the base. Hence the name tater bowl. Sweet potatoes are perfect for tater bowls because of their versatility. They’re excellent with a variety of veggies and animal proteins. Not fish…I feel that’s important to mention.
The best part? A sweet potato is going to cost you less than a dollar and is infinitely healthier than a happy meal!