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