Selasa, 15 Maret 2011

Sweet Potato Fries Are Fun to Make At Home

Sweet potato fries are a tasty treat that will help you to get more vegetables in your diet. They are delicious and fun to eat, and very healthy.

Sweet potatoes are considered a root vegetable, not really a potato. They are one of the healthiest vegetables that you can buy. They are low in sugar and calories, and the dietary fiber that is provided helps to regulate blood sugar levels. If you are diabetic, you already know how important this is to maintain good health. These delicious root vegetables are also believed to lower insulin resistance, making it an excellent food for diabetics. This wholesome vegetable is also abundant in complex carbohydrates, beta carotene, vitamins C, B6 and E, potassium, folic acid and iron.

Because they have been found to contain very high amounts of anti-oxidants, eating them will help with certain inflammatory conditions, such as gout, asthma, arthritis and other ailments.

When shopping, select the darkest varieties of sweet potatoes that are available. The darker the vegetable, the more carotenes it contains. Select firm, healthy looking specimens, not wrinkled or discolored ones. Avoid any that show any discoloration of green, as it usually means the vegetable contains a toxin called solanine. This is a naturally occurring toxin, but very poisonous, even in tiny amounts.

Sweet potato fries are simple to make and healthy to eat. They are healthiest if you bake them in the oven, rather than deep fry them. You can serve them as a side dish, as a snack, or even as one of the choices for Thanksgiving! The fries are a great way to get children to eat vegetables. They are fun to eat, and resemble regular potato French fries, rather than the 'yucky' vegetables kids are always trying to avoid. They will probably love the taste as well! So you can relax as your little one finally eats something that he loves and is also good for him!
Sweet potatoes are one of the best foods that you can eat. They are tasty as well as a healthy choice. You can serve them in many different ways, but you can still get the benefits of a healthy food, but without a whole lot of time spent in the kitchen.

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