Friday, January 30, 2009

SWEET potatoes & yams

not just for holidays
did you know how Good Sweet potatoes & yams are for you?  well let me enlighten you a bit
"these powerhouse foods contain higher amounts of beta-carotene and vitamin C than carrots, more protein than wheat and rice, and more fiber than oat bran.  sweet potatoes and yams also happen to be a rich source of DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone).  this is a precursor hormone- a substance that remains latent until it converts into a hormone that the Body Needs.  DHEA can become Estrogen, Progesterone, or Testosterone, ALL essential for your body's ANTI-AGING defenses to work.  as one ages, however, the body's level of precursor hormones like DHEA drop precipitously.  EAT these vegetables Year-Round and celebrate a long life!"  
by Dr. Maoshing Ni in his book titled "Secrets of Longevity, hundreds of ways to live to be 100"

so why not bake a sweet potato instead os a plain potato next time you're in the mood!  i know my son LOVES sweet potatoes... we think that could be why he also LOVES the song..."song of the south.... Sweet Potato pie & i shut my mouth..."  *yeah that came out of the blue for us too*lol 

1 comment:

  1. I love yams! As oven-baked wedges, in a roasted veggie dish, grated into a stir fry, or mashed, they are about a thousand times more tasty than Russet potatoes.