Organic sweet potatoes are relatively cheap considering the amount of goodness they contain.
They contain high levels of vitamin B6, which is needed to help keep homocysteine levels low within our body. High homocysteine levels has been linked to heart attacks and other degenerative diseases.
Sweet potatoes are also a good source of cold and virus fighting vitamin C. This nutrient is also important for maintaining healthy bone and tooth formation, healthy blood cell formation and strengthening the digestive system.
Here are 5 yummy recipes to help you go about including more nutrient bursting sweet potatoes.
1. Quick Sweet Potato Hash
This Mexican inspired sweet potato hash recipe can also help to fight off any phomopsis or collectotrichum (types of fungus) due to the cayenne pepper it contains.
With all the vitamin C you will be ingesting from the sweet potatoes, you will also be helping to accelerate wound healing and produce collagen which is needed to help keep the skins youthful appearance.
Recipe @ runningtothekitchen
2. Sweet Potato Almond Butter Muffins Recipe – Dairy Free
Perfect for those who are lactose intolerant or vegan, these homemade almond flavoured muffins are sure to satisfy your cravings for that something sweet without compromising your health.
Recipe @ minimalistbaker
3. Roasted Sweet Potato & Kale with Poached Eggs
Bored of your usual breakfast? Well by including this recipe you are not only giving yourself an energy boost because of the iron-rich kale and sweet potatoes, but you are also going to help keep yourself fuller for longer because of the protein-rich eggs.
Having animal protein for breakfast has also been found to keep your moods more stable because it is slow to digest which helps keep blood sugar levels steady and stable.
Recipe @ tastespotting
4. Sweet Potato Crackers
Reaching for these sweet potato crackers will do good for your arteries and heart. This is because they are rich in the vital but so often lacking in our diets, mineral magnesium. Experts feel that as much as 80% of the population just in North America alone may be deficient in this important mineral.
Recipe @ fussfreecooking
5. Spiced Sweet Potato Hummus
By adding in the sweet potato, this basic hummus recipe gets a tasty makeover that will leave your guests wanting more!
By consuming 1-2 cloves of raw, fresh garlic a day as is used in this recipe, you will be helping to ward off any impending bacteria or virus attacks that are looking to takeover, and ruin your health.
Recipe @ vegetarianadventures