Sweet Potatoes – Don’t = Pie

Oh boy, sweet potatoes, that’s the good stuff right there.

It’s that time of year where the family pie recipes start getting dusted off and if you are anything like me you are already starting to look forward to Thanksgiving. Green bean casserole, stuffing, cranberries, turkey, and lets not forget sweet potatoes, sounds delicious I can’t wait. No really I am not going to wait I’m gonna go eat some sweet potatoes right now.

This sweet root can be can seem rather mundane but it truly holds an inordinate amount of nutritional benefits that it could easily make it one of the most overlooked super foods of today. Additionally they are incredibly cost effective and very easy to cook.

Let’s start with the highest concentrated nutrient Vitamin A. The amount of Vitamin A found in a single serving of sweet potatoes is staggering, so much so that adding this delicious treat is a no brain-er. One cup of sweet potatoes is known to contain up to 438% of your daily requirement for this incredibly vital nutrient.

If that doesn’t convince you let’s look at some of it’s other nutritional properties, vitamin C comes in second at 37% and one of my recurring favorites manganese stands in third at 28%. So between just the top three nutrients alone we are seeing a massive boost in antioxidants, immune boosting support, and inflammation relief. It’s no wonder sweet potatoes are known by so many different names around the world and can be found in ancient recipes of varied cultures.

Enough of me going on about it though I’ll just provide a link to illustrate my opinion backed up with some hard hitting facts and information.

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=64

Not sure why Vitamin A is so important check out this great page that illuminates the holistic value of this sensational nutrient.

http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/food-nutrition/vitamin-supplements/benefits-of-vitamin-a.htm

As always you are worth MORE THAN GOLD.

THAN YOU and I LOVE YOU.

Sam

*More Than Gold and it’s authors are not medical professionals and are not meant to supplement medical council so if you have any questions about whether or not these health concepts should be applied in your life these please discuss this with a licensed medical professional of your choice*

About sardeneaux

Raised as a preacher's kid for most of his adolescence, Sam is a young man who has come value LOVE and AUTHENTICITY more than anything else. Through the creation of MoreThanGold he hopes to provide a space for personal growth that will inspire others to remember their true worth.

Posted on September 28, 2013, in Health, Nutrition, Sam and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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