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Nature's Candy: Sweet Potatoes

Have you ever craved something sweet and thought 'a sweet potato sounds amazing right now'? Probably not. But rest assured, after you hear about the amazing benefits that sweet potatoes have to offer, you will be craving these delicious rooted veggies for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

Varying in colors from bright orange to a spectacular purple fleshed variety, these fiber-packed vegetables help our bodies in so many ways! Sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamin A (in the form of carotene), which contains about 214% of our daily recommended value. Vitamin A promotes healthy skin, good eye health, and does wonders improving our immune system.

Sweet potatoes are responsible for improving blood sugar regulation, including individuals who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, despite its medium glycemic index rating. Loaded with plenty of anti-inflammatory nutrients to prevent diseases like breast cancer, sweet potatoes are nature's medicine for a laundry list of medical conditions. So the next time you swing by the market, be sure to grab a few of these tasty treats from the produce section, your body will thank you!

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