Why You Need Sweet Potatoes in Your Diet
When it comes to changing our diet, we often think that we need to remove things like carbs and sugars, which isn’t always the case! The importance of feeling good and supporting your gut health is to eat a balanced diet packed with all foods. Carbs can play their own role in support you!

Sweet potatoes are actually a great food to eat to support your gut. Not only do they have anti-inflammatory properties, but sweet potatoes have plenty of gut-friendly fiber too! There are so many different ways to eat sweet potatoes to fuel your body and leave your gut feeling good. I love finding different recipes to incorporate them into my diet even though I absolutely had a love hate with them for many years.

But what I discovered and read excited me was the Japanese sweet potato and the purple sweet potato that just aren't as sweet and you can use them in a lot of different ways like baking 😊

Sweet potatoes have about 6 grams of fiber in one cup cooked and are also a good source of prebiotics like oligosaccharides, which help improve the balance of your gut bacteria and overall gut health.

Sweet Potato Toast
2 sweet potatoes (small, ends trimmed, sliced lengthwise)
1 avocado (peeled and mashed)
1/3 cup sauerkraut
1/4 tsp sea salt

Pop the sweet potato slices in the toaster and toast 2-3 times. Or set your oven to broil and bake on a sheet for 3-6 minutes per side, until golden brown.
Top with mashed avocado, sauerkraut and sea salt.

This recipe has sauerkraut which is a gut powerhouse food! Whether you make your own or you buy one in the refrigerated section of your grocery store with brands like Wildbrine, Cleveland Kraut and others that you can find at your local farmers market! Raw, unpasteurized sauerkraut contains beneficial probiotics that generally do not survive the pasteurization process, so again in that refrigerated section and you can read on the label whether or not it has been pasteurized.

Looking for more gut friendly recipes? Be sure to grab my Gut Health Made Easy Guide here!


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