CINNAMON ROASTED SWEET POTATO
I love my sweet potatoes, especially oven roasted with generous amounts of cinnamon and a little sea salt. You don’t need to do too much to prepare them – they practically make themselves and the final result is truly delicious!
What’s great about it
Sweet potatoes are a healthy low GI carb source that’s high in beta-carotene the precursor to vitamin A – important for eye health. It’s also rich in potassium which is necessary for muscle contraction, nerve transmission, normal blood pressure and to help regulate fluid balance in the body, making them a great recovery food after exercise. Sweet potatoes are also loaded with glutathione, an antioxidant that helps to nourish our immune system and protect against disease. The cinnamon not only makes these sweet potatoes taste extremely delicious, but it also improves insulin’s efficiency, which lowers and helps to regulate blood sugar levels. A Swedish study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that the inclusion of just half a teaspoon of cinnamon in the diet per day lowered blood glucose levels.