Sweet on the Sweet Potato

Sweet on the Sweet Potato

October 3rd, 2011 // 3:14 pm @

Coach Erik here:

This week’s superfood spotlight is on the mighty sweet potato. The sweet potato is a nutritional juggernaut and considered one of the healthiest foods on the planet.  

Here’s a snapshot:

Sweet For Your Health:

Sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamins and minerals and have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties can help eliminate free radicals and repair damaged cells and membranes that are associated with diseases such as cancer and heart disease.

Sweet For Your Fitness:

Sweet potatoes are a complex carbohydrate, which makes them a fantastic source of slow burning energy, perfect for fueling your day or a sustained exercise effort.

Sweet For Weight Management:

Loaded with fiber, eating sweet potatoes will help keep your hunger at bay. Plus, sweet potatoes have less of an impact on blood sugar then white potatoes. Eating foods with a lower impact on your blood sugar helps your body utilize calories for fuel versus storing them as fat.

Sweet For Taste:

Sweet Potatoes are tasty. They can be mashed, baked, or made into healthy french fries!

Take away: Eating sweet potatoes once a week (or more) has powerful health benefits. Plus, sweet potatoes can boost your energy, help manage your weight, and taste really good!

I invite you to consider getting “sweet” on sweet potatoes and kick your nutrition plan into high gear!

Erik Hajer is an award-winning fitness and wellness coach and author of the book, LIVE FIT AND BE WELL: A Personal Transformation Workbook. (Amazon: http://amzn.to/t3z97A ) In addition to training for life, he is a 13-time marathoner and 5- time Ironman Triathlon finisher.

Connect with Coach Erik and the Fit and Well Tribe online at http://erikhajer3.wpengine.com There you will find community, support, inspiration, and awesome training videos too! 

Please pass this along to anyone you know who may need a boost. 

Category : Blog/Vlog &Eating Well

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