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Sweet Potato Health Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Sweet Potato Health.

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

A Healthy Dinner Party Menu

It’s Saturday night and the monthly dinner party is at your house. You want a meal that meets everyone's expectations for taste, while still being healthy. Here’s a sample party menu that definitely fits the bill, from salad to desser...  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

something was too sweet!
Updated 4/16/2014 8:55:58 PM

I've been working on a diet change since the beginning of march. Yesterday evening was an "anything I want to eat meal" (but not everything I want to eat meal!) And so I chose sushi and a cupcake. The frosting was too sweet for me! I have NEVER eaten...  Read more

Happiness, Health, Healing, Hope – A Journal
Updated 4/15/2014 10:24:00 PM

“10 minutes until cupcakes!” was the call from my boss’ office this morning, as the clocked ticked down to morning tea. My mouth salivated in anticipation while my thoughts rushed to “No no no…you had such a great workout this morning…don’t undo your...  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

Ready for health
Updated 4/2/2014 10:45:31 PM

Hi! I am new here, have about 20 pounds to lose to get to my goal, and am hoping to find lots of inspiration and friends in health!...  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

Spark Utah – The Official Team

A place where those in Utah can share triumphs, challenges, and their personal journey to health....  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

10 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

Fall in love with sweet potatoes again and again with these 10 deliciously healthy recipes.Nutritional GoodnessOne medium tuber contains 105 calories and 4 grams of fiber. These babies are bursting with antioxidant vitamins A and C, potassium and man...  Read more