Superior Fiber content
The high fiber content gives sweet potato a “slow burning” quality. This basically means their caloric energy is used more slowly and efficiently than a low-fiber carbohydrate.
Vitamin B6 helps keep the walls of the important blood passageways (arteries) flexible and healthy which allows blood to flow freely.
Rich in Beta-Carotene (Vitamin A)
Vitamin A is useful in the prevention of several different types of cancer as it is one of the most potent antioxidants, naturally!
A great source of manganese
Manganese is a pivotal component in the metabolism of carbohydrates which helps support healthy blood sugar levels. Sweet potatoes…yes!
Rich in Vitamins C and E
Both vitamins C and E also play a huge role in the health and beauty of your skin and hair, making them popular supplements.
Low Glycemic Index
Diabetics can eat sweet potatoes without worry as these tubers have a low glycemic index. The glycemic index of a food reflects the food’s effects on a person’s blood glucose level. Fast glucose absorption, a rise in blood sugar and its resulting dive happens with high-glycemic foods and is not desirable.
Sweet Potato Pecan Bread Recipe
Fragrant with sweet potatoes and pecans, this moist loaf makes a great beginning or ending to any meal any day.
- 4 tsp ground flaxseeds soaked in ½ cup water
- 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
- 3 ½ cups flour
- 2 1/3 cups sugar
- 2/3 cup water
- 2/3 cup oil
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp corn flour soaked in 3 tbsp water
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
- Preheat the oven to 350. Combine the sugar, water, oil, flax seed paste, and sweet potatoes mix good.
- Mix all the drizzle recipe and stir together until thoroughly blended and drizzle onto cooled loaf.