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The Sweet Facts About Sweet Potatoes

By: Talia Bondelli, DTR

Raw Sweet Potato on a Wooden Table
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What does it mean to eat the rainbow? Eating the rainbow signifies eating a variety of fruits and vegetables.1 All of the colors of fruits and vegetables have different health benefits that may reduce your risk of diseases.Sweet potatoes have a deep orange color, which is the pigment called beta-carotene.3 They are very nutritious and they are also fat free, which means they also have no saturated fat or trans-fat.4 Furthermore, they are low in calories and sodium, with about 100 calories and 70 milligrams of sodium for one medium sweet potato.4 Sweet potatoes can definitely sweeten up your life, and in a healthy way!

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Turmeric Roasted Pumpkin Seeds 


Next time you are at a pumpkin carving contest, bring a container to save those pumpkin seeds! You can roast them for a delicious and healthy snack. Before we get to the antioxidant rich recipe coming up, let’s talk about the benefits of eating pumpkin seeds. Continue reading