Anti-Aging Diet– Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a close second behind cranberries as an iconic holiday food.  While the plain white  potato is a high carb time bomb, sweet potatoes are packed with  nutrition.  They are actually related to morning glory flowers rather than the true potato.  Sweets have  as much fiber as  famous – for- fiber oatmeal and about 30%RDA  of vitamin C.  For only about 120 calories, 1 cup of sweet potatoes  has 500%  RDA  for vitamin A.  This is almost scary high  since too much vitamin A can cause bone and nerve problems.  But unless some fool invents the sweet potato  diet,  one or two sweets/week will not cause a problem.

The real dangers with  these orange beauties are the extra ingredients that are commonly added.  Top of that list is of course marshmallows.  Made of sugar,egg whites and corn syrup,  these fluffy white gobs  are like a glucose drip.  Brown sugar, maype syrup, butter and cream are also common ingredients in sweet potato recipes.  To add sweet potatoes to a holiday feast without adding risks for aging, enhance their flavor with cinnamon or nutmeg, and sweeten with Agave or sugar-free mayple syrup.

3 thoughts on “Anti-Aging Diet– Sweet Potatoes

  1. I completely agree with you. Sweet potatoes are rich with vitamins and minerals. But the ingredients we added in cooking it will leave us with fewer health benefits. Thanks for sharing this great information to all of us.

  2. Great pos! but please be aware that Vitamin A can come from animal or plant sources. The animal-based form of the vitamin, also known as preformed vitamin A, comes from foods including liver, whole milk and milk products. Types of preformed vitamin A include substances called retinol, retinal and retinoic acid. Plant-based vitamin A, also known as provitamin A carotenoid or simply carotenoid.
    You can ONLY reach toxicity levels with animal sources like eating polar liver or supplements but NEVER from beta-carotene. You will turn orange but will not reach hypervitaminosis A


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