I was thrilled to read an article in this months Men's Journal about
"the most perfect food" sweet potatoes because I eat them all the time!
For many years of my racing I used to bake sweet potatoes and eat them cold!
Now I bake them for my family! My favorite way is to cut them up like french fries, bake them in the oven with a sprinkle of olive oil, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Bake at 350 until for 25-30 min. Yummy!
Another way I love to eat sweet potatoes is to bake them with the skin and then mix the potato with cooked oatmeal!!!
"This year the Center for Science in DC, rated foods for there maximum amount of nutrients and found that the sweet potato is not only the healthiest vegtable, it's also the healthiest food."
Sweet potatoes are 130 calories apiece, they have twice the daily recommended amount of vitamin A, which helps maintain healthy eyesight;tons of vitamin C to help boost immunity;and lot's of potassium, which aids in muscle development and keep your heart healthy!!!
"They also contain about 10 other vitamins and minerals that are crucial to good health, not to mention slow-burning sugars that give you lots of energy without making you fat."