Sweet potatoes and yams should not just be enjoyed on the holidays anymore. These powerhouse foods contain higher amounts of beta-carotene and vitamin C then carrots, more protein than wheat and rice, and more fiber than oat bran. They also are a great source of DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone). DHEA can become estrogen, progesterone or testosterone, which are all essential for your body’s anti-aging defenses to work. The body stops producing DHEA as it ages, thus eating these vegetables year round will help extend your life.
Healthy body, healthy mind, happy soul !