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Old 03-30-2010, 11:21 AM   #2
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Re: Sweet Potatoes

Originally Posted by Mitch Jensen View Post
Last night I just baked it and ate good!
Per Wikipedia, "sweet potatoes are rich in complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, beta carotene (a vitamin A equivalent nutrient), vitamin C, and vitamin B6. Pink and yellow varieties are high in carotene, the precursor of vitamin A."

My understanding on the Paleo front however, is that these babies have a high glycemic index (basically pure sugar/carb) and their effect on insulin levels should be considered... it's recommended they only be consumed when this effect is desired, like post-workout.

On that note, baked sweet potato + protein powder + cinnamon is my favorite post workout food!
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