What Makes a Sweet Potato Sweet?
Have you ever smelled a sweet potato caramelize in the oven or used them to make a pie or a cake?
If so, you know that even though they aren’t related to what we think of as potatoes, at least the “sweet” part of their name is entirely appropriate.
When you heat sweet potatoes, an enzyme starts breaking down their starch into a sugar called maltose. Maltose isn’t as sweet as table sugar. But it’s enough to satisfy a sweet tooth that hasn’t been entirely overwhelmed .
Are Sweet Potatoes Good for You?
The people of Okinawa, Japan have traditionally enjoyed one of the highest life expectancies in the world. One of those secrets, it turns out, is lots and lots of sweet potatoes. The traditional diet consists of minimal meat, dairy, eggs, and processed foods. Instead, they eat mostly whole plant foods. And they get a remarkable 60% of their calories from sweet potatoes alone.
Sweet potatoes have many health benefits. Let’s explore them in detail below; >Improve Digestion
>Boost Immune System
>Asthma Friendly Food
>Reduce Arthritis Pain
>Treat Stomach Ulcers
And pleaseeee, Carbs don't make you fat... Anything that you eat above your maintaining calories will make you gain weight so why not try something new this week and glam up your sweet potato with stuff ingredients. Check out my picture for ideas. My favorite of all time is the roasted chickpea with smashed avo and feta. What is your favorite?