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Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes, also commonly known as yams, are an excellent and inexpensive staple to have on hand. Sweet potatoes contain vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, fiber, B vitamins, potassium and even iron. It is also a nutrient powerhouse that can help you bulk up or lose weight. These make you feel full after eating, keeping your appetite satisfied for longer periods.

DIY – Baked Sweet Potato Fries–  4 medium sized sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1″ chunks- 3 tablespoons olive oil- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepperDirections1. Heat the oven to 200°C, line two baking sheets with aluminium foil then slide into the oven so they become hot.2. In a large bowl, toss sweet potatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper3. Place sweet potatoes onto the hot baking sheets and spread into one layer. Avoid crowding them together.4. Bake fries, turning once, and leave it for 15 to 25 mins or until edges are lightly brown and centres are tender.5. Sprinkle some salt onto the fries and serve immediately.
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