12 Jan

My Real Food Family

sweet potatoes

I had never really eaten sweet potatoes before other than at Thanksgiving and that was with a layer of burnt marshmallows on top.  And to be really honest, I just liked the marshmallow part.  After reading about the benefits of sweet potatoes and how beneficial they are to runners, I thought I would give them another try.  As it turns out, I love sweet potatoes!  Besides being inexpensive and readily available, here are some of the other benefits:

  • High in vitamin B6, which can help with prevention of heart attacks and degenerative diseases.
  • Excellent source of vitamin C, which helps with cold and flu prevention.  It plays a role in bone and tooth formation, digestion, and blood cell formation.  Vitamin C helps us cope with stress and produces collagen to maintain skin elasticity.
  • Contain vitamin D that supports our immune system and affects energy levels, moods, healthy bones, heart, nerves…

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