Perezitos's nutrition expert Margaux J. Rathbun is back with some more nutritious tips and this time, she's offering up one of her favorite foods that your kids will love!
She's talking about yummy, yummy sweet potatoes! And they're sweet for your health too!
Kids love to eat colorful foods and sweet potatoes are one of the most vibrantly colored veggies around! Aside from having that vibrant orange color and delicious taste, sweet potatoes are incredibly nutritious. These root vegetables are full of beta-carotene which has been shown to help prevent certain cancers and macular degeneration. They are also a great source of insoluble fiber when eat with the skin. Fiber is important for helping us maintain a healthy digestive system. About half of the fiber in sweet potatoes is soluble pectin fiber which may be be beneficial in controlling cholesterol. Sweet potatoes are great sources of vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, copper, and vitamin B6. They are also a good source of heart-healthy potassium and energy-producing iron. Serve some up as a side dish for your child's next meal!
That sounds delicious!
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