Sweet potatoes, not potatoes. They are naturally sweet roots in the morning glory family.
Although Native Americans were growing sweet potatoes when Columbus came to America in 1492, these veggies grew in Peru as early as 750 B.C.
Sweet potatoes are rich in an antioxidant called beta carotene, which is very effective at raising blood levels of vitamin A, particularly in children.
Just one sweet potato gives you 400% of the vitamin A you need each day. This helps keep your eyes healthy as well as your immune system, your body’s defense against germs.
It’s also good for your reproductive systems and organs like your heart and kidneys.
Research has shown that sweet potatoes are rich in B vitamins, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Thiamin, and Zinc.
Can type 2 diabetics eat sweet potatoes?
If you have diabetes, you can eat sweet potatoes daily — as long as you factor the vegetable’s carbohydrate count into your meal planning.
Sweet potatoes are a source of carbohydrates, which raise blood sugars.
This video will tell you how to cook sweet potatoes without causing high blood sugar.
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