The sweet potato health fix

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Sweet potatoes pack a powerful nutritional punch.

They’re so versatile and can be used in so many different ways:

  • Baked;
  • Steamed;
  • Boiled;
  • Microwaved;
  • Fried;
  • Juiced;
  • Pureed; or
  • Eaten Raw.

Fact:  They have megaloads of fiber and potassium.

Fact:  They provide 400 percent of your daily vitamin A requirement.

Fact:   They have more nutrients.

Fact:  They have fewer calories.

Fact:  They’re fat free.

Fact:  They’re cholesterol free.

Fact:  They’re choc full of antioxidants that can help prevent heart disease and cancer.

Fact:  They boost the immune system.

Fact: They’re anti-inflammatory.

Sweet Potato Health Benefits

  • Assists with weight problems;
  • Promotes healthy, beautiful clear skin;
  • Can help in fighting cancer;
  • Maintaining cholesterol levels;
  • Prostate health.

Why not try one of these delicious healthy recipes?

Baked sweet potato fries

Ingredients

  • 1 unpeeled sweet potato
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • salt and pepper
  • For flavour, add either paprika, cayenne pepper, cinnamon or cumin

Delicious Dipping sauce

  • ¼ cup Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Ground cinnamon (just a pinch)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 200˚C.

Slice the sweet potato into 1cm thick sticks.  Rinse and lay out on a clean cloth to dry.

Combine dipping sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate.

Combine the sweet potato, olive oil, cornflour and spice in a bowl.  Season with salt and pepper, toss to combine. Lay the fries on a lined baking tray.  Put into the oven and bake.

Serve with the delicious dipping sauce.