Sweet Potatoes vs White Potatoes T1D’s

Sweet Potatoes vs White PotatoesMy clients will often ask “what’s better, white potatoes or sweet potatoes?” So let’s get right to it: Sweet Potatoes vs White Potatoes

Both potatoes are healthy, clean carbohydrates however sweet potatoes could reign supreme for T1D’s.
There are many reasons to love sweet potatoes. While they are delicious, healthy and easy to prepare, they’re also packed with fiber and Vitamin A.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
I cup sweet potato:
114 calories
27 Carbohydrates
*4 fiber
*6 sugar
2.1 protein

For T1D’s sweet potatoes may be a better option than white potatoes.
Sweet Potatoes rank slightly lower on the glycemic index.
Blood sugar levels are stabilized due to the high fiber content. Consuming healthy foods in our diets can be overwhelming and challenging.
We forget that the basics are often the best and easiest options for healthy foods. While there are many ways to prepare sweet potatoes this recipe is my favorite and couldn’t be easier. Check out holiday eating tips with diabetes.

Oven Baked Sweet Potato:
Preheat oven 400 degrees
Wash, wipe dry and poke 4-5 times with a fork. Set potato on foil or baking sheet. Cook 45 minutes until soft. Slice open add butter salt and pepper.

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