Saturday, 22 June 2013

Healthy sweet mashed potatoes for breakfast.

Potatoes and sweet potatoes are versatile and very healthy. Fight cancer, control your diabetes and get stronger bones by eating these nutritious spuds

Boost antioxidants
Followers of low-carb diets give regular potatoes a bad rap. They are not exactly good for you when dropped into a deep fryer, butpotatoes are packed with powerful nutrients and antioxidants—compounds that fight free radicals.

Maintain blood pressure
Bananas are famous for their potassium—a mineral that helps control our blood pressure. But while a banana has nine percent of your daily needs, a baked regular potato has twice as much—20 percent—and a sweet one has 12 percent.

Inhibit cancer cell growth
A sweet potato’s orange colour comes frombeta-carotene: the darker the hue, the higher the content. Like other carotenoids, beta-carotene turns on a gene that encourages our cells to communicate. While normal cells “listen” to their neighbours, cancer cells don’t communicate, and act on their own. Studies at the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii found that encouraging cells to “talk” allows normal cells to send growth-inhibiting signals to abnormal ones.

Feed your bones
Maintaining bone health requires a complex mix of nutrients, yet a Spanish study found that manganese on its own helped prevent bone loss in rats. Sweet and regular potatoes are good sources of this mineral: A baked medium sweet with skin has 32 percent of your daily needs; a baked regular with skin has 22 percent.

Control blood sugar
Surprise! Despite their name, sweet potatoes raise your blood sugar level 30 percent less than regular potatoes. This is thanks to their high soluble fibre content. So if you’re worried about blood sugar fluctuation, go against intuition and reach for 
a sweet variety.

Rev up your enzymes
Both regular and sweet potatoes are good sources of Vitamin B6: One baked medium potato with skin contains 47 and 25 percent, respectively, of your daily needs. B6 is essential for more than 100 enzymatic reactions that, among other roles, are critical in creating red blood cells and certain chemicals in our nervous system.

I had my soothing massage yesterday as it restores proper blood circulation and revitalizes the cells all over my body. Early this morning, I ate sweet mashed potatoes for breakfast.

I mashed the 3 pieces of sweet potatoes and mix it with dairy cream butter and placed in the cooking pot. After 8 minutes, served my mashed potato. Prepared the ready-to-cook gravy as well. Here are photos of my mashed potato! ;)

Happy Sunday! Stay healthy and revitalized! ;)

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