Bake Sweet Potato Slices With Cinnamon And Coconut Oil To Get 12 Mind-Blowing Benefits

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Yams (Dioscorea alata) are starchy roots with white, orange, or purple, flesh and a thin brown/beige skin.

Natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in Yams:

  • Carbohydrates
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B9 (Folate, Folic Acid)
  • Vitamin C
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Phosphorus
  • Manganese
  • Potassium
  • Copper

Health Benefits:

  • Increased Immune Function
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
  • Slowing Aging
  • DNA Repair and Protection
  • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Alzheimer’s Protection
  • Osteoporosis Protection
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Antioxidant Protection
  • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
  • Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)

Yams are high in potassium which is good for blood pressure, they have also been used as a diuretic and to relieve coughing.

Note: Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly concentrated in Yams, and may not necessarily be related to Yams.

How to choose Yams:

Pick firm yams with little smell. Avoid soft spots or discolorations.

Miscellaneous information:

Most yams contain a toxin which is destroyed when you cook them. Be sure not to eat a yam raw unless you are aware of the kind. The only yam which is not toxic raw is dioscorea esculenta, found in Japan.

Sweet Potato Fries With Coconut & Cinnamon – Recipe

Serves: 4
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes

You will need:

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 400° Fahrenheit. (200° Celcius). Cut ends off sweet potatoes and peel if they are not organic. Slice them lengthwise, then into strips about 1/4″ thick. In a large bowl, toss sweet potato slices with coconut oil, cinnamon and salt, making sure all pieces are coated. Spread out over baking sheet. Bake for 40-45 minutes (until edges are lightly browned), flipping halfway.

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