Superfood Tip: The sweet health benefits of sweet potatoes |

Superfood Tip: The sweet health benefits of sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a holiday favorite. They may taste sweet like a dessert, but they offer many health benefits. Four reasons to eat sweet potatoes:

• Highly nutritious. Sweet potatoes contain many vitamins and minerals including: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, B vitamins, fiber, potassium, magnesium and iron.

• Low on the glycemic index. The slow release of sugars helps the body to maintain a healthy and balanced source of energy without blood sugar spikes that cause fatigue and weight gain.

• Fat-free. Sweet potatoes contain absolutely no fats, but they will still make you feel full, as they high a high amount of fiber.

• They are versatile. Roasted, baked, steamed, grilled; you can basically cook them anyway you want.

Source: Health Fitness Revolution

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