Fiber, in its natural form, found in fruits, vegetables, and grains, is part of balanced diet. Did you know that the recommended intake of fiber for women is 25 g/day and for men 38 g/day? Sadly, many people do not get nearly enough fiber in their diet, consequently increasing their risk for GI diseases.
Sweet potatoes taste just like their name and are a healthy substitution for potatoes. If baked or roasted they shine all by themselves, and all they need is a touch of salt and pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. Sweet potatoes are unique because they are a good source of vitamin B6, which is needed to reduce high levels of homocysteine in the blood. A high level of homocysteine is found to have toxic effects on heart health. In addition sweet potatoes are a good source of fiber and other minerals.