Six Reasons to Love Sweet Potatoes

Six Reasons to Love Sweet Potatoes

1. They help you chill out. Sweet potatoes are a good source of magnesium, the anti-stress mineral. 

2. They make you look good. They’ve got lots of vitamin C, which aids in the production of collagen, which helps maintain the skin’s elasticity. 

3. They keep you young. Their orange color means sweet potatoes are a good source of beta carotene, which protect against the negative effects of growing older. 

4. They give you energy. Because their natural sugars are slowly released into the bloodstream, they offer a balanced source of energy, without the spikes in blood sugar, which can lead to fatigue. 

5. They help you stay rested. Sweet potatoes aid in the production of melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep patterns.  

6. They can make you happy. A good source of vitamin D, which plays an important role in maintaining energy levels and moods. 

Ready to fall in love with sweet potatoes? Here are five of Chef Justine's favorite ways to enjoy them. 

Burmese Chicken Aloo Curry with Japanese Sweet Potatoes

Quinoa and White Bean Burgers with Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato and Two Bean Chili with Lime Yogurt

Sole with Cara-Cara Oranges and Purple Sweet Potatoes

Steaks with Chimichurri and Harissa Roasted Sweet Potatoes

 

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