Walder Wellness, RD | Simple, Healthy Whole Food Recipes

sweet potato

Sweet potatoes are a great source of dietary fibre, with one medium-sized sweet potato providing almost 4 grams (15% of your daily needs). Fibre helps to promote regularity, gut health, heart health, glycemic control, and even weight management.

From a micronutrient standpoint, sweet potatoes are an incredible source of beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A. One medium sweet potato provides 386% of your daily vitamin A needs! Beta carotene also has antioxidant properties, helping to prevent cellular damage.

Sweet potatoes are also a source of other micronutrients, like:

  • potassium
  • magnesium
  • calcium
  • iron
  • phosphorus
  • vitamin B6
  • vitamin E
  • vitamin C

Some of my favourite ways to enjoy sweet potatoes are in breakfast skillets, salads, and grain bowls!