Wednesday, November 24, 2010

#Sweet Potatoes on the Thanksgiving menu?

Will you be having sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving? Hope so. Here are the health benefits of the unique root vegetable.

- anti-inflammatory properties
- antioxidant function: provided by beta-carotene and the storage proteins, sporamins within the vegetable
- blood sugar regulating properties
- Vitamin C
- Beta Carotene, a Vitamin A precursor
- potassium
- iron
- calcium
- Vitamin B6
- eventhough it is a starchy root vegetable, it has a very reasonable glycemic index, superior to other starches
- valuable amount of dietary fiber

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