They’re beautifully colored, bursting with flavor, packed with nutrients and can be substituted instead of standard spuds in most recipes. Yams, as they are less often referred to are inexpensive and readily available and most standard grocery stores. They’re quite tasty and are instrumental in helping to control blood sugar levels.
They also contain a vitamin, B6, that is rare among veggies and regular intake can reduce your chances of heart and brain degenerative diseases. Sweet potatoes are also a good source of vitamins C and D. Vitamin C helps boost your immune system and is an excellent antioxidant that reduces damages done by free radicals. Both vitamins are necessary for bone growth, digestion, and blood cell formation.
They contain some essential minerals as well. Iron, magnesium, potassium, and beta-carotene just to name a few. Beta carotene is pretty versatile as it is converted into vitamin A by your body when needed, thus there is no toxicity of overdose. Vitamin A is needed to improve eyesight, your immune system, and is a powerful antioxidant. Below I have listed a truly delicious sweet potato juice recipe that will allow you to take advantage of the many health benefits sweet potatoes offer and pair it nicely with your meal of choice.
Sweet Potato Juice Ingredients:
- 1-2 raw sweet potato
- 2 carrots
- 1 jicama
- 4-6 ribs of celery
- A pinch of cinnamon
To make your own sweet potato juice, juice all of the produce from the ingredients listed above. Always use organic where possible. Combine the juiced ingredients and sprinkle a little cinnamon on top.