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Sweet Potato Benefits Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Sweet Potato Benefits.

Why Potatoes Are Good for You

The poor potato. It really has gotten a bad rap.   A plentiful crop that's easy and inexpensive to produce, the potato has been a dietary staple across the globe for centuries. (Ireland, a country whose diet once relied almost entirely o...  Read more

Fruits and Vegetables to Try Each Season

When it comes to fruits and vegetables, most of us stick with what we know: carrots, cucumbers and celery at lunchtime; corn, peas and green beans for dinner; bananas, apples and oranges for breakfast or snacks. To keep healthy eating fun and excitin...  Read more

10 'People Foods' You Can Feel Good about Feeding Your Dog

As a veterinarian, I spend my days lecturing people on which foods to avoid feeding their pets. Canine obesity is on the uprise, and most of us are aware that feeding our pets too many table scraps can quickly lead to weight gain. Overweight pets can...  Read more

What to Eat This Fall

For most of us, eating seasonally is a foreign concept. Many people don't even know that foods have a season, let alone what foods are in season at any given time of year. In the US, we enjoy practically unlimited access to any food at any time o...  Read more

Seasonal Foods

You ate them in February, from half a continent away, and they were flat and bland—passable, but nothing to write home about. Now, you take a bite from one grown half a mile away, and it’s spectacular—sweet, juicy, and flavorful. ...  Read more

vitamins, shin splints and sweet tooth, oh my!
Updated 4/5/2014 11:53:48 PM

I have been on and off this site for years, I give the link to my patients who want to lose weight and get healthy (I am a nurse practitioner), but I repeatedly fall off the wagon of using these tools for my own life! My goal is to fit into my size 8...  Read more

Sweet potato puree?
Updated 4/16/2014 3:48:53 PM

I found a recipe the other day (I thought on Spark) for chewy chocolate brownies that are gluten and sugar free. They called for almond butter and sweet potato puree, among other things. I looked up sweet potato puree on the 'net and got so many di...  Read more

Eating a sweet treat everyday
Updated 3/30/2014 11:43:38 PM

I really love chocolate chip cookies, and made these whole wheat choco cookies the other day. They are amazing and only 100 calories a serving. Is it wrong to eat one everyday, or should I try to limit it because of the sugar? I really love cookies,...  Read more

Mashed potatoes...or is it whipped potatoes?
Updated 3/28/2014 11:33:25 AM

I've always mashed my potatoes with a hand-held mixer. One of my nephews commented that they should be called whipped potatoes not mashed LOL. How do you mash your potatoes?...  Read more

Microwave potato chips
Updated 3/18/2014 7:25:52 AM

Does anyone know how many ounces are in a serving of the microwave potato chips? On Chef Meg's recipe it just says 10 chips per serving but I like to make up a big batch of chips and for me it would be better if I could weigh out the serving amount....  Read more

Curry Powder, Diabetes and More

Curry is a mixture of tumeric, coriander and cumin. Tumeric which helps IBS and colitis, ward off dementia, helps with arthritis and rheumatism Cumin helps flatulence, indigestion, diarrhea, nausea. Coriander lowers blood sugar naturally....  Read more

Sweet Potatoes

I substitute sweet potatoes for things that call for white potatoes.....better for you and your weight loss endeavors...  Read more

Living Healthy with Insulin Resistance/Low GI Diet

For anyone struggling with weight issues due to insulin resistance, diabetes, PCOS, and hypoglycemia. Diet Health Benefits also help reduce HBP, Cholesterol, Triglycerides, & Liver Enzymes. ...  Read more

Which Orange Veggie Will Save You 100 Calories?

With the start of fall last month, it seems like everyone has sweet and starchy orange produce on the brain. Butternut squash and sweet potatoes have officially taken the place of summer's zucchini bounty. Not only are these orange fall foods del...  Read more

Trim Thanksgiving: Sweet Potatoes

This is the first in a series of blog posts about how to slim down your Thanksgiving side dishes and treats. For more information about healthier Thanksgiving cooking, read this article. The poor yam and sweet potato. These brightly colored and antio...  Read more