SWEET POTATO AWARENESS MONTH

Sweet Potato Awareness Month is an annual designation observed in November. This month, the holidays go into full swing, and what better way to celebrate than with loads of hearty, delicious, and… wait for it… HEALTHY food! That’s right, sweet potatoes fall into all of those categories. They can be used in dozens of recipes, and their natural goodness doesn’t even need added spices to make them taste like they came straight from the heavens. Don’t believe me? Now’s the time to find out for yourself.

Did you know sweet potatoes have a low glycemic index and lower carbohydrates than russet. They make a good alternative to regular potatoes for diabetics, and anyone counting carbs like ketogenic diets call for.

HOW TO OBSERVE Sweet Potato Awareness Month

  1. Sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamins C and A. Both nutrients are important for immune system support, and maintaining healthy skin, vision, and organs.
  2. They are FULL of antioxidants, and other nutrients.
  3. Sweet potatoes are anti-inflammatory, which lowers the risk of nearly every chronic disease. These include obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
  4. They help support weight loss, BIG TIME. Take it from someone who has experienced it first hand. I replaced hamburger buns, regular mashed potatoes, toast, pasta, and other processed carbs with sweet potatoes for a month, and lost 12 pounds. They are so filling, it doesn’t even feel like you’re trying to slim down!

So, whether you’re baking, mashing, or folding… or cutting it into chunks with ground cinnamon sprinkled on top… OR enjoying the classic fall-favorite, sweet potato pie… It won’t be difficult for you to celebrate Sweet Potato Awareness month and enjoy every minute of it! Your body will thank you, too.

Use #SweetPotatoAwarenessMonth to post on social media. The best part about sweet potatoes, also known as yams, is that you can eat them SO many different ways, and they have so many health benefits that they are often referred to as a “superfood.” Here are some of the nutritional facts about this delicious vegetable.

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Jennifer lives happily in North Florida with her husband Scott and after a stroke and two brain surgeries her mom. While not blessed with children they dote on their four legged children four cats. I started writing after spinal surgery required second round of physical therapy to learn to walk yet again. While reading is a favorite hobby writing is something new with the launch of this blog and hopefully a fiction novel in the future.

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