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Baked Sweet Potatoes

6 sweet potatoes

3 teaspoons coconut oil or Avocado oil

Sea Salt and pepper Or just sprinkle with Herbamare

Cut into 1 inch pieces toss in coconut oil or avocado oil, place on cookie sheet with parchment paper and sprinkle on spices or Herbamare.

Using a Mandoline or Food Processor to slice the potatoes saves a lot of time and your wrist.

Cook at 375 degrees for 15 minutes, then flip over and cook for another 15 minutes.

Why eat Sweet Potatoes?

Sweet potatoes are loaded with Vitamin A and Vitamin C.  It can be difficult to get adequate levels of vitamin A in a standard American dietary fare.  This is great reason to bring sweet potatoes on board.  A lack of vitamin A is associated with significant immune deficiency, along with a host of mucous membrane ailments. Sweet potatoes also contain the phytochemicals cyanidins and peonidins which studies show have strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.

It is important to add a little fat to your sweet potatoes so you can extract all the beta carotene from them.  About 3 grams of fat seems to be just right to gather all the benefits.

Sweet potatoes are also a good source of resistant starch when they are eating cold.  Resistant starch is extremely important for the balancing of our gut bacteria in the large intestine.

Pass the sweet potatoes!