The Benefit of Sweet Potatoes

Sweet, starchy and grown worldwide, this versatile root vegetable comes in a variety of colors and can be baked, boiled or roasted. Sweet potatoes, in my humble opinion, are one of the earth’s healthiest produce.



Tasty and an excellent source of vitamin A, a medium-sized sweet potato contains nearly 300% of your daily recommended intake, and helps keep your eyes healthy as well as your immune system. It’s also rich in Vitamin C and B6, as well as manganese, iron, and copper.

For athletes, it’s an excellent source of complex carbohydrates needed to replenish glycogen levels before training as well as post-training.


𝗢𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗥 𝗛𝗘𝗔𝗟𝗧𝗛 𝗕𝗘𝗡𝗘𝗙𝗜𝗧𝗦


• Decreases the risk of cancer: Anthocyanins, a group of antioxidants found in purple sweet potatoes, have been found to reduce the risk of colon, stomach, and breast cancer.

• Helps to manage diabetes: When boiled, sweet potatoes are low on the glycemic index (GI), which means they will not raise blood sugar levels, thus keeping diabetes in check.

• Boosts the immune system: one sweet potato can provide 40% of your recommended daily intake of Vitamin C. This enhances the absorption of iron and supports a healthy immune system.


𝗡𝗨𝗧𝗥𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗔𝗟 𝗙𝗔𝗖𝗧𝗦 (per 100 grams)


• 86 calories • Carbohydrates: 20 g • Proteins: 1.6 g • Fats: 0.1 g


𝑹𝒆𝒄𝒊𝒑𝒆 𝑰𝒅𝒆𝒂𝒔


Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges with Paprika Sweet Potato, Spinach and Feta Tortilla⁠ Sweet Potato Banana Bites⁠ Sweet Potato and Oat Biscuits⁠


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