Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are sweet, starchy root vegetables that are grown worldwide.

They come in a variety of sizes and colors — including orange, white, and purple. Sweet Potatoes are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber.

You know What? Sweet potato is one of the world’s best superfoods and contains a bunch of nutrients.

There are many types of sweet potatoes. Some have white or cream-colored flesh. Others are yellow, red, or purple.

People love to eat sweet potatoes in many ways. In winter you can make a bowl of soup and and baked sweet potato. Both are warming, cozy, and healthy. As we can make Butternut Squash Soup, the same way we can make Sweet Potato Soup.

Sweet Potato Plants in the Grow Bag

How to Eat Sweet Potatoes?

There are many ways to eat sweet potatoes. You can bake them to eat, you can Roast Sweet potatoes to eat. You can make soup from them and I made salad many times.

1. How to Bake Sweet Potatoes?

How to Bake Sweet Potatoes?

This recipe is vegan, oil-free and whole food plant-based. Here’s how I make them:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  2. Use a fork to make holes into the sweet potatoes. Then set them on the baking sheet.
  3. Roast around 40 to 50 minutes, or until the skin has puffed up and you can easily pierce them with a fork.

Secret Tip: If you’re in a hurry, you can also roast sweet potato halves for 30 minutes. Slice the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise, rub them with olive oil, sprinkle pink salt and pepper, and cook cut-side up until lightly browned and tender.

2. How to Roast Sweet Potatoes?

I think you will never get tired of this roasted sweet potatoes recipe.

Sweet potatoes are incredibly versatile as a side dish for whatever protein you’re serving, or as an add-on to salads so you stay satisfied for longer. What’s more, they’re easy to prepare and knock out of the park when you follow this straightforward recipe.

You don’t have to cut into large pieces before roasting, instead you can make small pieces, which can save the time.

If you want you can sprinkle spices, but I will recommend not to use any spice, because then you can taste it’s real texture and get more health benefits from this dish.

Needed Ingredients:

  1. Some sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1½-inch pieces
  2. ¼ Cup Extra Virgin olive oil
  3. Himalayan Pink Salt according to taste
  4. ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

PREPARATION:

  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Toss potatoes, oil, salt, and pepper on a rimmed baking sheet
  2. Roast, tossing occasionally, until tender and browned, 35–45 minutes.

3. Sweet Potato Salad Video Recipe

You can also make Sweet Potato Salad and watch the below video to learn this easy and quick recipe.

Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are nutritious and delicious root vegetables. The sweet potato is creamy and soft enough to be an ingredient in several pie recipes. It is believed that sweet potatoes are among the best sources of Vitamin A.

Sweet potatoes are also naturally packed with vitamin B5, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, and carotenoids due to their naturally orange color.

1. Highly Nutritious

Sweet potatoes are starchy root vegetables that are rich in fiber, vitamins, and
minerals. They’re also high in antioxidants that protect your body from free
radical damage and chronic disease.

2. Promote Gut Health

Sweet Potatoes contain fiber and antioxidants, which help to promote the growth of good gut
bacteria
and contribute to a healthy gut.

3. Natural anti-inflammatory

Antioxidants found in food are natural anti-inflammatory agents, and sweet potatoes are full of them!

Vitamins from the B family in abundance, like C and A, sweet potatoes are also a good source of choline, which is mostly found in meat and eggs. Choline is very important to tame inflammation, but it is also beneficial for a good nights sleep, learning and memory and muscle movement.

4. Vitamins and Minerals

 Sweet Potatoes gives you the vitamin A you need each day. This helps keep your eyes healthy as well as your immune system, your body’s defense against germs. It’s also good for your reproductive system and organs like your heart and kidneys.

5. Sweet potatoes can help manage stress levels

Sweet potatoes contain a significant amount of magnesium, which is an essential mineral for normal body functioning . One of the most important benefits of magnesium is that it helps reduce stress and anxiety. Studies have shown that an increase in magnesium deficiency in modern diets has resulted in a significant increase in the cases of depression reported across the world

6. Sweet potatoes are good for digestion

Sweet potatoes contain large amounts of fibers, which have long been known for improving the health of the gut as well as digestion. Many laxatives in use today are made from fibers, meaning that consumption of sweet potatoes can increase your intake of fibers needed to promote proper digestion. The high fiber content of the sweet potatoes can also aid in preventing constipation in both Kids and adults.

In Nut Shell:  Sweet potatoes contain significantly high amounts of fibers, which are essential in promoting a well-functioning digestive tract, as well as preventing constipation.

How to Grow Sweet Potatoes in Grow Bag?

Most of us, we love to eat sweet potatoes and my husband and my both sons they love it. I don’t like sweet potatoes that much. You can buy them from the grocery store and they are not that expensive as well.

I grow so many herbs, Perennials and annuals in my Backyard Garden. This year in 2021, just for the fun, I planted one sweet potato in my Grow bag.

It became a beautiful plant, which was looking as decorative plants look and due to short summer season here in Canada, I had to harvest it early.

As you can see in the below video, I planted one Sweet potato only, which gave me 5 Sweet Potatoes.

So it means, if we plant in proper time and give enough time, we can get more sweet potatoes from one and also we can grow them without having space in our home.

Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes
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