When you think about superfoods, what comes to mind? If it’s a hefty price tag, we feel you. Sure, we love acai and maca as much as the next person, but these hard-to-get superfoods come at a price — literally. So do you have to choose between boosting your body and saving for retirement?
Of course not. There are a ton of superfoods that give you serious bang for your buck. And today we want to focus on one of the best: sweet potatoes.
Call it a yam, if you want. Either way, a single sweet potato of average size has:
Another sweet thing about sweet potatoes is that they’re generally grown with fewer pesticides than regular potatoes. In fact, some experts say you’re safe to buy them non-organic, which makes them an even cheaper superfood.
You’re probably pretty clear on why protein and vitamin C are important for your health. So let’s move onto some of the less promoted nutrients: fiber and vitamin A.
Sweet potatoes don’t just contain any old fiber. They’ve got both soluble and insoluble fiber, which is a potent combo that promotes gut health.
And as for vitamin A, it’s the one that protects your vision and supports a healthy immune system. There’s a trick here, though. You need to choose the orange variety of sweet potato since that’s the one that has beta-carotene, the antioxidant that makes the potato orange and that your body converts to vitamin A.
Don’t keep sweet potato’s high-fiber, nutrient-dense goodness to yourself, either. Fido will love it as sweet potato is great for dogs!
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