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Sweet Potato Health Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Sweet Potato Health.

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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

9 Superfood Swaps for a Healthier Diet

Deciding to change your diet can be an overwhelming idea. You’ll have to clean out the pantry, remove any and all treats, stock up on rabbit food and mentally prepare to feel hungry all the time. That’s the only way to improve your diet a...  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

Too Much Junk!

Studies of American eating habits reveal that almost a quarter of the calories we consume come from nutrient-poor selections – better known as "junk food." If one-fourth of what we eat is junk food, a plan for weight reduction should...  Read more

15 Heart-Healthy Versions of Your Favorite Foods

Whether you've been told you need to lower your blood pressure, improve your cholesterol levels, or just want to take preventative measures to protect your ticker, one of the first things you'll likely change is your diet. Heart-healthy diets...  Read more

I'm addicted to sweets. I've been without somethin
Updated 7/19/2016 8:47:53 PM

I'm addicted to sweets. I've been without something sweet for 2 days now. I've been eating healthy and working out and drinking lots of water. I fear I will fall off the no sweets wagon before the week is out. '...  Read more

Potato chips are a real hindrance to me. I somehow
Updated 7/19/2016 6:47:59 PM

Potato chips are a real hindrance to me. I somehow can't get myself away from them. Any ideas?...  Read more

For dinner I had BBQ pork sandwich with potato sal
Updated 7/19/2016 5:48:54 PM

For dinner I had BBQ pork sandwich with potato salad and baked beans and tea...  Read more

2 days in...no sweets...and now I'm craving a pop
Updated 7/19/2016 6:00:47 PM

2 days in...no sweets...and now I'm craving a pop tart! Ugh...how do you not give in!...  Read more

Potato crusted cod fillet with green beans and mushrooms tonight...And some watermelon strawberry pe
Updated 7/19/2016 3:21:42 PM

Potato crusted cod fillet with green beans and mushrooms tonight...And some watermelon strawberry peach fruit salad for dessert... Maybe a dollop of lite cool whip.....  Read more

What Are Sweet Potatoes Good For?

What Are Sweet Potatoes Good For?Sweet Potatoes Nutrition FactsCultivation of sweet potatoes, which are native to Peru, dates back to 750 BCE. Discovered by Columbus, sweet potatoes, often (wrongly) called yams, belong to the Convolvulaceae, or morni...  Read more

Sweet Potatoes are Budget Freindly and Healing

Serve Sweet potatoes daily because they are easy on your budget & because they have lots of vitamin C, fiber and beta-carotene. Use them to prepare oven fries, oven fries, mashed potatoes, & stews or just pierce a whole sweet potato with a fork, wra...  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

This Spud's for You: Why (and How) to Eat More Potatoes

Mashed, baked, scalloped, fried: With so many ways to prepare and enjoy it, the potato is one of the world's most versatile foods—and perhaps one of the most underrated. In honor of Potato Lover's Month, brought to us by the Idaho Potat...  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