Why eat sweet potato:
The proteins in sweet potatoes have very high antioxidant activity (beta-carotene, vitamin C) and are also known for their anti-diabetic abilities; stabilizing blood sugar levels, thanks to their carotenoid content.
This root vegetable is also a good source of manganese, and copper, dietary fiber, vitamin B6 (which can help to decrease risks of heart attack and stroke), potassium and iron. Since these nutrients are also anti-inflammatory, they can be helpful in reducing the severity of conditions where inflammation plays a role.
Puree cooked sweet potatoes with bananas, maple syrup and cinnamon and top with chopped walnuts.
Steam cubed sweet potatoes, tofu, and broccoli. Mix in raisins and serve hot or cold with a curried vinaigrette dressing