September 2017


If you’re anything like me, some days you just crave a good starch: pasta, mashed potatoes, bread…you name it. Unfortunately, those foods are not especially valuable for long-term nutrition. They provide quick bursts of energy, but a crash is usually pretty imminent. Thankfully, there’s a healthier substitute that I think will satisfy your craving! Enter: the sweet potato. Sweet potatoes share many qualities with white potatoes, but with a healthier spin. Let’s take a look at 5 of the top health benefits that sweet potatoes have to offer: Big On Beta Carotene Sweet potatoes are packed with a carotenoid called Beta Carotene. Carotenoids are the pigments that give red, yellow, and orange produce their color. When consumed, the body converts a sweet potato’s Beta Carotene into Vitamin A. In fact, one big sweet potato provides 100% of the FDA’s daily recommended value of Vitamin A! As far as its practical…