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Sweet potato leaves are packed with nutrition

1/31/2015 - While known for being a great source of vitamin C, a new study involving sweet potatoes identifies even more nutritional benefits associated with this very popular crop. Aside from being easily accessible, cheap and delicious, sweet potatoes are loaded with healthy vitamins, essential for maintaining...

As GMOs fail, Mozambique farmers turn to natural sweet potatoes to improve nutrition, yields and income

12/23/2014 - In an attempt to curb vitamin A deficiencies, Mozambican researchers have worked tirelessly to create a non-genetically modified (GM), vitamin-enriched sweet potato that comes in multiple varieties suitable for the climates in which they'll grow, according to a new report by SciDev.net. Dubbed the...

Sweet potatoes: Carotenoid-rich tubers that boost vision and fight disease

7/11/2014 - Sweet potatoes are the tuberous roots of the sweet potato vine, which thrives in the warmest regions of the world. They are characterized by the vivid colors of their flesh, which range from deep orange to light purple, and tend to be longer and thinner than regular white potatoes (to which they're...

Super healthy sweet potatoes are good for more than just baking (includes 2 recipes)

11/3/2013 - Sweet potatoes, or yams, are among the world's healthiest foods and most delicious foods. Their health benefits, including weight management and cancer fighting abilities, far exceed those of ordinary white and yellow fleshed potatoes. They are great sources of vitamin A and also contain vitamin B6,...

Prevent heart attacks by eating more carrots, sweet potato, and tomatoes

1/9/2013 - A Finnish medical study conducted in the Kuopio region of Finland, the Kuopio Ischaemic* Heart Disease Risk Factor (KIHD), was conducted by the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio and reported in the European Journal of Public Health December of 2012. * (ischaemic - lacking blood) The study took...

Delicious and nutritious snacking options - Sweet potato fries and kale chips

7/24/2012 - Snacking is often associated with unhealthy foods. The easiest foods to snack on are those that come out of a bag or box, and most foods that come prepackaged are heavily processed and full of unhealthy additives. There are some foods that are easy to prepare, delicious to eat, and have significant...

Sweet potato nutrition - six amazing facts you need to know

11/12/2011 - One of the most nutritious foods on the traditional Thanksgiving menu is the sweet potato. These orange-skinned root vegetables offer a host of health benefits (especially when cooked without the unnecessary sugar and marshmallows). If you want to raise health consciousness around the dinner table this...

Japanese Sweet Potato may Cure Diabetes Along with Coffee and Ginkgo

5/4/2011 - A white sweet potato extract from the Ipomoea batatas plant may cure diabetes, adding to other recent research showing blood sugar reducing benefits from coffee, the gingko tree, and nuts. Diabetes is at epidemic proportions but traditional medicine has used plants to treat this condition worldwide. Sweet...

Sweet potato makes a comeback as a popular food (it's healthier, too!)

2/12/2011 - Once considered a fringe food by the U.S. culinary mainstream, sweet potatoes are fast becoming popular everywhere from fast food chains to gourmet restaurants and the White House table. Three years ago, the "Wall Street Journal" wrote in a front page article that except for their use in an iconic,...

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