Healthy Foods: Sweet and Regular Potatoes


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A little bit of History:

Potatoes are believe to have come from South America and sweet potatoes have their origins in Central America. Both sweet and regular potatoes are the tuber of the plant designed to nourish the leafy part that grows above ground.


Sweet potatoes are known as antidiabetic because they are able to lower blood sugar levels. They also have antioxidant properties and are a good source of vitamin B6, which aids your physical endurance, reduces stress, lessens the risk of cancer and protects your heart.


  • Store potatoes in a cool, dark place and they should keep up to 2 months
  • Mash potatoes with garlic, black pepper, better and milk and serve with steak and vegetables
  • Slice sweet potatoes thinly and fry in a light batter for an accompaniment or snack
  • Cook a potato in the oven and then fill with tuna fish, sweetcorn and cottage cheese for a tasty meal

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