|FOOD OF THE WEEK
||[Nov. 27th, 2005|10:46 pm]
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Sweet Potatoes are one of the World's Healthiest Foods!
This week we celebrate sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes provide a concentrated source of health-promoting carotenoid phytonutrients, such as beta-carotene, which give them their characteristic yellow/orange coloration. Beta-carotene (known as pro-vitamin A because it is a precursor to this important vitamin) is a powerful antioxidant that combats the activity of free radicals, which may cause both cellular and DNA damage. One small baked sweet potato provides a whopping 262% of the daily value for vitamin A, 28% DV for vitamin C, 26% DV for manganese and 13% DV for dietary fiber. While sweet potatoes are a traditional Thanksgiving favorite, we encourage you not to reserve this great tasting, nutrient-rich food just for the holidays, but to enjoy it as a regular part of your healthy diet.