Sweet Potato Benefits For Your Health

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Sweet Potato Benefits For Your Health

Did you know that one cup of sweet potatoes can provide you with 6.6 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein and 65% of the daily recommended Vitamin C? 

The fiber and antioxidant properties of sweet potatoes helps promote gut health. Those that are of the orange or purple variety help protect your body from free radicals that can damage your DNA and trigger inflammation.

Besides being rich in beta carotene, sweet potatoes may help promote healthy vision. 

Sweet Potatoes also offer these other health benefits:

  1. Helps improve insulin sensitivity for those with Type 2 Diabetes
  2. Reduces the risk of cancer
  3. Improves digestion
  4. Boost immunity
  5. Reduces inflammation
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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with garlic powder, oregano, sea salt, and black pepper

People often confuse yams with sweet potatoes, but they are two different foods. Yams have a drier texture and a higher starchy content than sweet potatoes do.

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips

They are a versatile food that you can enjoy in a variety of ways including:

  1. Baked
  2. Air Fryed
  3. Mashed
  4. Spiralized
  5. Pressure Cooked
  6. Roasted

You can make sweet potatoes into chips by baking or frying them. 

They have also been known to be a great way to add moisture to some desserts without adding in the extra fat.

Sweet Potatoes fries go great with our Black Bean Burgers
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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with garlic powder, oregano, sea salt, and black pepper

Here are some vegan and plant based dishes we have made using sweet potatoes

Outstanding Vegan Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito Bowl

The Most Excellent Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos

Sweet Potato and Red Bean Buddha Bowl

Sweet Potato and Red Bean Power Bowl

The Best Fully Loaded Vegan Plant Based Nachos

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Air Frying Sweet Potatoes into fries

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #cleanfoodmama on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

Here are some other plant foods that have added health benefits:

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Reference:

Julson MS, R. C. (2019, January 19). 6 Surprising Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes. Retrieved from Healthline.com website: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/sweet-potato-benefits

Kabula, J. M. (2019, November 4). What’s to know about sweet potatoes? Retrieved from Medical News Today.com website: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/281438

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Stephanie is the founder of Clean Food Mama, a blog about a health journey, weight loss and getting more plants into your diet. She discusses her health journey and empowering others to do the same. She shed 125 lbs by incorporating a whole foods plant based diet. Click here to learn more about plant based foods.

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