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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 Healthier Meals

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

Yoga for heart health: yoga looks nothing like tra
Updated 2/1/2016 8:47:51 PM

Yoga for heart health: yoga looks nothing like traditional aerobic exercise. Yoga can influence how the nervous system signals the heart in a good and calming way....  Read more

Just killed my sweet tooth with 1/3 cup of mini ma
Updated 2/1/2016 7:41:54 PM

Just killed my sweet tooth with 1/3 cup of mini marshmallows. 45 calories. Was it the best choice? Bether than an apple? Well no, but it was better than a a sleeve of oreos....  Read more

Does anyone suffer from mental health and find it
Updated 2/1/2016 7:48:39 PM

Does anyone suffer from mental health and find it hard to keep on track? I've lost seven stone but have been through a rough time and I've only just started to brake free from the the negative side of things! I'm ready to start the fight again!! :-)...  Read more

I was craving sweets today! I had to finish almost
Updated 2/1/2016 5:31:40 PM

I was craving sweets today! I had to finish almost a full big bottle of Diet Coke so that I didn't go and snack on high calorie snacks! Although I didn't go out of my caloric limit, drinking this amount of no calorie soda makes me feel just as bad.:(...  Read more

So looking forward to dinner. Roast with potatoes
Updated 2/1/2016 2:29:15 PM

So looking forward to dinner. Roast with potatoes & carrots. All fat trimmed of course... it's going to be delicious...  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