I Eat sweet potatoes for my health. They provide extra nutrients that I need. They are very important for vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid and vitamin B
Why do I eat sweet potatoes?
I am 80-years old and I still like to run and exercise. I need a good supply of energy; healthy carbohydrates, vitamins and other nutrients must be in my diet. Sweet potatoes help pack these into my daily food supply.
Sweet Potatoes are one of nature’s healthiest foods.
They will make some fine carbohydrates for when I want to make myself placid. White potatoes will do about the same, but they spike my blood sugar. Sweet potatoes are loaded with nutrients and they are cheap. They also make a nice snack when I wake up in the wee hours of the night. They make me sleep well. Sweet potatoes are a calming food just like doughnuts.
Sweet potatoes pack a powerful nutritional punch.
They have got over 400% of your daily needs for vitamin A in one medium spud, as well as loads of fiber and potassium. They have got more grams of natural sugars than regular potatoes but more overall nutrients with fewer calories.
Sweet potatoes offer many health benefits.
Sweet potatoes may help lower blood pressure and fight cancer. Even diabetics can eat sweet potatoes as they are low on the glycemic chart. (Recent research suggest that they may reduce episodes of low blood sugar.)
Eat Sweet Potatoes For Health
The lowly and delicious sweet potato is one of our most valuable and more economic foods:
- A rugged root vegetable that you can toss in the corner and it will keep for days or weeks.
- Available all year round—as it has been for 10,000 years.
- Easy to prepare in many different ways.
- Economy minded people will like the value per dollar spent.
- Loaded with food value.
- Delicious and doesn’t need sweeteners and flavorings.
- Even hard-to-please children like this food.
- Has lots of fiber to keep your digestive system healthy.
- High in vitamin A, beta-carotene and many other nutrients.
- Has lots of iron to promote fertility.
How to cook sweet potatoes
Sweet potatoes are easy to prepare.
- Baking- roasting
- Frying in skillet or deep fat.
One of my favorite methods is to fry them:
Slice them about as thick as an elephant’s hide (1/4 inch.) Place them into a hot skillet with a little olive oil or coconut oil. I put nothing on them. You can put salt, pepper, honey, cinnamon or whatever else makes your day. Keep a careful watch and turn them when browned on one side. If you over-cook them they will turn to mush—don’t do that.
The North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission has a nice video on preparing sweet potatoes. This video lays out the task much better than I can.
Sweet Potato Serenade.
I grow under the ground and am happy.
You abide above in the sunshine and rain.
I send my leaves high into your world.
I am hoping that you will tend them.
And send the sunlight to me.
I will give a gift that I give in return for your work
You may dine on my leaves of green,
And eat of my fruit;
Although you must dig some dirt,
And bake or fry.
Do your job and I will do mine.
You will eventually join me;
But please delay your journey,
I may not enjoy your company.
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