Sweet potatoes! Eat them all week long to support your health. There are so many ways to make them- soup, desserts, fries, mashed, steamed, casserole, chips... In Chinese Medicine, we use them to cool the system and strengthen spleen and stomach function. They also tonify chi, clear heat, detoxify, balance hormones and provide the liver with the glucose is needs to be healthy and happy. Because it works on the Kidney meridian , it can help with bones, hair, tinitis, libido, adrenals, and milk production. This is a great superfood food to use for those wanting to implement a mono diet. Sweet potato comes up as a balancer often on people’s scans As a balancer and it’s no surprise.
Here’s can be said about sweet potatoes “Sweet Potatoes are an incredibly nutritious food that are packed with antioxidants like beta carotene, vitamins C, E & D, and minerals such as manganese and iron. They are also high in potassium which helps to lower blood pressure by removing excess sodium and regulating fluid balance in the body. Sweet potatoes are an excellent anti-stress food and are known to help relax muscles, steady nerves, and balance cognitive function.
They are also one of the best anti-cancer foods and can particularly help to prevent breast, colon, lung, skin, and oral cancers. Sweet potatoes are known for being easy to digest and are very good for ulcers, inflamed colons, digestive disorders, and constipation. Sweet potatoes contain compounds called phytochelatins that can bind to heavy metals such as lead, mercury, copper, & cadmium and safely remove them through the body.
Mothers have even given children who have accidentally swallowed a metallic object such as a coin, plenty of sweet potato so that it will stick to the object and allow it to pass through easier. The health benefits of sweet potatoes are the most bioavailable when eaten raw, steamed, or baked. “
What is your favorite way to eat sweet potatoes?
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