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Old 11-03-2011, 10:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
VitoVino
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Lightbulb The sweet potato for weight loss: Dig it!

Ah, the Sweet Potato, how saweet it is {Jackie Gleason voice}.

- lots of fiber
- lots of potassium
- very good potassium to calories consumed ratio (much better than bananas)
http://www.fitday.com/fitness/forums...ed-ratios.html
- low glycemic index
- lots of flavor

And it's great for weight loss as well!

How Eating Sweet Potatoes Can Help You Lose Weight / Fitness / Weight Loss

Add some non fat sour cream (4 tablespoons), 1/4 teaspoon of "No Salt" (potassium salt with no sodium), and one teaspoon of Bragg Nutritional Yeast to the top of a cut, microwaved potato, and you get a powerhouse of health, all with excellent appetite suppression.

For even more flavor, a sprinkle of garlic powder really adds a whole new dimension.

And for you carb watchers, these are GOOD carbs.

I think I'm in love.


Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving (350 gram sweet potato, eaten with skin, along with above ingredients and amounts):

Calories 346.6
Total Fat 0.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 2.0 mg
Sodium 161.0 mg
Potassium 2,397.5 mg
Total Carbohydrate 75.8 g
Dietary Fiber 11.9 g
Sugars 0.0 g
Protein 9.7 g
Vitamin A 1,349.0 %
Vitamin B-12 13.2 %
Vitamin B-6 96.2 %
Vitamin C 114.0 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 12.0 %
Calcium 19.0 %
Copper 28.0 %
Folate 0.0 %
Iron 13.7 %
Magnesium 24.0 %
Manganese 87.0 %
Niacin 49.1 %
Pantothenic Acid 9.9 %
Phosphorus 21.0 %
Riboflavin 76.8 %
Selenium 4.3 %
Thiamin 84.4 %
Zinc 9.0 %
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