Sweet potatoes are sweet, starchy root vegetables.
Sweet potatoes are very easy to add to your diet. They can be enjoyed with or without the skin and can be baked, boiled, roasted, fried, steamed, or pan-cooked. Their natural sweetness pairs well with many different seasonings, and they can be enjoyed in both savory and sweet dishes. You could try:
In baked goods: Sweet potato puree adds moisture without fat.
Sweet potato toast: Cut into thin slices, toasted, and topped with ingredients like nut butter or avocado.
Sweet potato hash: Peeled, diced, and cooked with onion in a pan.
Sweet potato chips: Peeled, thinly sliced, and baked or fried.
Mashed sweet potatoes: Peeled, boiled, and mashed with milk and seasoning.
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.
Sweet potatoes contain fiber and antioxidants that promote the growth of good gut bacteria and contribute to a healthy gut.
Rich in beta-carotene and anthocyanins, antioxidants that may help prevent vision loss and improve eye health.
Vitamin A also supports good immune health.
Tip: Preparing sweet potatoes with a little fat — such as coconut oil, olive oil, or avocado — can help boost the absorption of beta-carotene since it’s a fat-soluble nutrient