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Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes lower blood sugar and 4 other amazing benefits

Posted November 15, 2013

It is a well-known fact that sweet potatoes are loaded with beta carotene and is an excellent source of vitamin A. However many people will shy away from them as a side dish due to the thought of it being too high in sugar. Despite the fact that they are primarily a carbohydrate they are also high in fiber and can actually help stabilize your blood sugar and lower insulin resistance. That is great news for type two diabetics.

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Super healthy sweet potatoes are good for more than just baking

Posted November 4, 2013

Sweet potatoes, or yams, are among the world’s healthiest foods and most delicious foods. Their health benefits, including weight management and cancer fighting abilities, far exceed those of ordinary white and yellow fleshed potatoes. They are great sources of vitamin A and also contain vitamin B6, vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium. They are also a great source of dietary fiber.

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Sweet potato weaning food to improve infant nutrition

Posted March 26, 2013

A Massey University PhD student has developed a complementary food for infants in developing nations that could help minimise vitamin A deficiency. Francis Kweku Amagloh used sweet potato as the base ingredient for the food, which he hopes will address some of the micronutrient deficiencies in the vulnerable period when infants transition to solid food. Complementary or weaning foods are usually introduced into the diet at around six months.

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Yummy Sweet Potatoes

Posted February 1, 2013

Sweet potato, botanically known as Ipomoea batata is an economical and wonderful staple food available widely in winters. It is often confused with yams but scientists believe that yams and sweet potatoes are different. Yams are starchy roots popularly grown in Western Africa. Sweet potatoes are small in size and possess a relatively thin peel. On the other hand yams are larger than sweet potatoes and have dark brown to pink skin.

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Prevent heart attacks by eating more carrots, sweet potato, and tomatoes

Posted January 9, 2013

A Finnish medical study conducted in the Kuopio region of Finland, the Kuopio Ischaemic* Heart Disease Risk Factor (KIHD), was conducted by the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio and reported in the European Journal of Public Health December of 2012. * (ischaemic – lacking blood)

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Sweet potatoes offer lots of nutrition for little money

Posted November 5, 2012

Sweet potatoes are part of the morning glory family, yet they are often confused with the yam, which comes from the African word “nyami,” referring to the starchy root from a different genus of plants. Sweet potatoes are very high in vitamin A and are a good source of vitamins E and C, B vitamins, manganese, potassium and dietary fiber. Because of their rich nutritional cache of protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, sweet potatoes have been considered an ideal crop for feeding the world’s hungry.

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Electrifying Success in Raising Antioxidant Levels in Sweet Potatoes

Posted August 21, 2012

Already ranked by some as number one in nutrition among all vegetables, the traditional sweet potato can be nutritionally supercharged ― literally ― with a simple, inexpensive electric current treatment that increases its content of healthful polyphenols or antioxidants by 60 percent, scientists said at a conference in Philadelphia August 20.

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Orange Sweet Potatoes Help Fight Malnutrition in Africa

Posted August 17, 2012

Africa is famous for having an under-nourished and malnourished population. Most people are found to have a micronutrient deficiency of some sort, with Vitamin A deficiency being one of the most common. However, a new and improved sweet potato may be the answer to Vitamin A deficiency, which when severe, could lead to blindness and premature death. The deficiency is found to be most common in children.

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Anti-Aging: Take Natural Souce Vitamin D, Avoid Synthetic Vitamin D

Posted April 30, 2012

Drisdol and Calcitriol are synthetic forms of vitamin D2; the form of vitamin D typically prescribed by doctors. But this is not the type produced by your body in response to sun or safe tanning bed exposure. A recent meta-analysis by the Cochrane Database looked at mortality rates for people who supplemented their diets with D2 versus those who did so with D3, the form naturally produced by your body.

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