Sweet Potato

Not only are sweet potatoes readily available, inexpensive, and delicious, they are high in:

1. Vitamin B6 (linked to reducing degenerative diseases, including prevention of heart attacks),
2. They are a good source of Vitamin C (helps ward off colds and flu viruses, plays an important role in bone & tooth formation, digestion & cell formation, accelerates healing, produces collagen, protects our body against toxins linked to cancer, and is essential in helping us cope with stress),
3. Contains Vitamin D (critical for our immune system, plays a role in our energy levels, moods, helps build healthy bones, heart, nerves, skin and teeth, and it helps support the thyroid),
4. Contains iron (plays important role in red and white cell production, resistance to stress, proper immune functioning, and the metabolizing of protein, among other things),
5. Contains magnesium (known as the 'relaxation, anti-stress mineral’, is necessary for healthy artery, blood, bone, heart, muscle and nerve function).

So enjoy this colorful vegetable baked, boiled, fried and mashed, along with all the health benefits it brings with it to your table.