Back when I spent more hours in the gym than I want to think about, I used to bake a week’s worth of sweet potatoes, wrap them, put them in the fridge, and take them with me for a snack.
And for good reason. A medium- size baked sweet potato has only 103 calories, and is high in fiber, half of which is soluble, providing fuel for your gut. Sweet potatoes are also a rich source beta- carotene, vitamin A, and hearthealthy potassium, and they even have a dollop of calcium. An article in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry found that an extract from a baked sweet potato has cancer- fighting properties.
Sweet potatoes contain other phytochemicals such as quercetin, a powerful anti- inflammatory, and chlorogenic acid, an antioxidant. And don’t forget to eat the skin. It’s the best part, and it