Sweet Potato Fries


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Sweet potatoes are packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Vitamins A, B, and C are present in sweet potatoes along with manganese, potassium, and iron.

Beta-carotene, an antioxidant that protects cells from damaging free radicals, is abundant in sweet potatoes. Protecting against free radicals is critical to health, as free radicals contribute to the aging process and many chronic diseases.

Sweet potatoes are high in fiber, containing four grams each on average. Fiber promotes proper digestion and increases satiety, making sweet potatoes a snack that actually promotes feeling full.

Sweet potato fries can be made by cutting up a sweet potato, sprinkling on some sea salt and olive oil and then cooking the cut up sweet potato pieces in the oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.

Snacking is an activity that most people engage in daily. Artificial foods are a common choice for in between meal eating, but they are often nutritionally empty. Sweet potato fries are great snacking alternatives that have a lot more to offer from a nutrition standpoint.

Learn more:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/vitamink.html
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002400.htm

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