Thoughtful Thursday GOKI Readers, let me begin by saying that my thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the super cells of tornados that passed through the southern states. I was recently watching ABC News with Diane Sawyer and the correspondent was in Alabama, literally in a mountain of debris that was an entire neighborhood. I can only imagine the feeling of loss these residents are experiencing at this moment.
With so much media attention on the Royal Wedding of William and Kate, we all need to stop and reflect on what is truly important in life.

April 28, 2011 Health Tip Of The Day

EAT A SWEET POTATO

Sweet potatoes have high amounts of beta-carotene, equal to that of carrots; and for 90 calories per sweet potato you get a huge amount of health building nutrients. Beta-carotene is a major fighter against cancer, heart disease, asthma, and rheumtoid arthritis. The bright orange flesh of the sweet potato contains carotenoids that help stabilize your blood sugar and lower insulin resistance, making cells more responsive to insulin, and aiding your metabolism. Sweet potatoes have four times the USDRA ( U.S. Daily Recommended Allowance) for beta-carotene when eaten with the skin on. In fact, it would take twenty cups of broccoli to provide the 38,000 IUs of beta-carotene (vitamin A) available in one cup of cooked sweet potaotes. They are a source of vitamin E, vitamin B6, potassium, and iron, plus they're fat-free. Cup for cup, sweet potatoes have been found to provide as much fiber as oatmeal.  

As Always, To Your Health!

P.S.  F0r all you foodies who like to know as much
info about the foods you eat, check out this video from the Food Network's own Alton Brown. 
   
 


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