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The yam – consider it the smarter way to satisfy your sweet tooth. At the same time, reap the benefits of one of the best sources of Vitamin A out there, not to mention Vitamin C, potassium, B6, and fiber (especially with the skin on!). Savor this spud as it protects your eyes, skin and bones, fights your free-radicals, and builds up your immune system. Besides all that – yams are made mostly of complex carbohydrates- so they won’t cause blood sugar spikes. This virtually fat free bright orange powerhouse offers plenty of bang for your buck:
And yes, you can have fries!
Written by Clarina Raydmanov, San Francisco State University Dietetic Intern