Other Carbs to Consider as a Side Dish
*They are high in vitamin B6 which reduces homocystein.
*They are a good source of vitamin C.
*They contain Vitamin D which is critical for the immune system.
*Sweet potatoes contain iron.
*Sweet potatoes are a good source of magnesium, which is the relaxation and anti-stress mineral.
*They are a source of potassium, one of the important electrolytes that help regulate heartbeat and nerve
*Sweet potatoes are naturally sweet-tasting but their natural sugars are
slowly released into the bloodstream.
*Their rich orange colour indicates that they are high in carotenoids like beta carotene and other carotenoids, which is the precursor to vitamin A in your body.
coronary artery disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Soluble fiber, in
particular, keeps you feeling fuller for longer, so it’s a good tool for weight loss. Many studies suggest that folate can improve mood and
memory. Magnesium prevents migraine headaches and works with potassium to help lower high blood pressure. - Joy Bauer
* Beans contain an average of approximately 116 calories per 1/2-cup serving, along with 8 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber and almost no fat. Beans are good sources of fiber, copper, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.
* They are low in fat and saturated fat, and contain soluble fiber and a number of phytochemicals, both of which help lower your cholesterol levels. The folate in beans is also beneficial, since it helps lower levels of homocysteine, an amino acid that may increase the risk of heart disease when found in high amounts in
*Consuming more legumes may lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in January 2008 in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition."
*Eating more beans may help lower your risk for other types of cancer as well, due to the combination of fiber, antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins and
minerals, and the fact that they are low in fat.
How Do You Cook Beans?