Dietitian Health Tip-Sweet potatoes are pretty sweet

Dietitian Health Tip: Sweet potatoes are pretty sweet

Sweet potatoes are pretty sweet.

They make a great alternative to white potatoes as they are a low glycemic index food (The Glycemic Index (GI) is a system that rates foods according to how fast and how high they raise blood glucose). The orange colour means that they are packed with Beta Carotene (a carotenoid and an antioxidant) and provide more than a day’s worth of your recommended dietary allowance of Vitamin A.  One ¾ cup serving of sweet potato is an high source of fibre and an excellent source of Vitamin C, all while being low in fat, high in potassium and magnesium.

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