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 … Continue Reading… →
The Thanksgiving feast may seem like a calorie overload, but there is a lot of great nutrition packed onto that table. There are anti cancer fighters in the broccoli and a boatload of vitamin A in the sweet potatoes, but the nutrition king of the Thanksgiving table is the cranberry.
Cranberries have fiber, vitamin C and manganese, an essential mineral. But what makes cranberries a superstar its its antioxidant power. In fact, out of the 277 most commonly eaten foods, cranberrries has one of the very highest anti0xidant levels. Since antioxidants reduce risk of heart disease and cancer and raise immunity, cranberries are a true beauty fruit.
Studies have shown that cranberries can prevent and treat urinary infections, reduce risk of blood clots and in the lab seems to kill cancer cells. Most of cranberries power seem to be its ability to keep … Continue Reading… →