FOOD HIGHLIGHT OF THE SEASON. No it is not eggnog, although that is my personal favorite.
Healthy Lifestyle Tip: Sweet potatoes – Color yourself healthy
The Sweet Potato is King; a nearly perfect food that's low in calories and sky-high in just about everything else. If you don't eat sweet potatoes very often, or only during the holidays when they're smothered in marshmallow goo and baked until they're unrecognizable, you're missing out on one of nature's truly perfect foods. They're high in fiber, packed with vitamins and minerals, and are great for diabetics and people who are carbohydrate sensitive. So good for you is the humble sweet potato that Nutrition Action Healthletter once rated it the number one healthiest vegetable.
The deep orange-yellow color of sweet potatoes tells you that they're high in the antioxidant beta carotene too. Sweet potatoes are also good sources of vitamins B-6, C, E, folate and potassium. They're fat-free and low in calorie density, meaning you can have a larger portion size without racking up the calories. Source: prevention.com
The information presented here is offered only as something to consider in your quest for health and well-being. Always consult your healthcare provider before making any lifestyle changes.
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