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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

How do you deal with others sabotaging your health
Updated 8/26/2016 4:05:28 PM

How do you deal with others sabotaging your healthy eating habits?? I've explained to my mother-in-law how important healthy eating is to me, yet she still insists on cooking high cal meals with homemade dessert for our weekly meals! #food...  Read more

Been to the Doctors for a health check being of a
Updated 8/27/2016 8:30:41 AM

Been to the Doctors for a health check being of a certain age, was told I am classes as overweight and BMI is too high. Well that's it, I'm on it. 😕 feeling determined....  Read more

Trying to get into a new health routine to go with
Updated 8/26/2016 1:22:57 PM

Trying to get into a new health routine to go with a new year of school......  Read more

Thank u for all the sweet comments on my new profi
Updated 8/25/2016 9:18:04 PM

Thank u for all the sweet comments on my new profile pic 😄 it means the world to me...  Read more

Has anyone else been struggling with eating health
Updated 8/25/2016 1:01:42 PM

Has anyone else been struggling with eating healthy during these first few weeks of school?...  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

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

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