Now that the holidays are over and december was full of indulging food for most of us, I'm starting January focusing on healthy eating. One of my favorite healthy foods are sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are great for both youthful skin and beautiful hair. They are full of vitamin C which aids in collagen production to keep the youthful skin elasticity. The orange color is derived from beta carotene the precursor or Vitamin A which among many things protects against the effects of aging. They also have Vitamin E, K, B6, as well as zinc, iron, copper, calcium, potassium, magnesium and niacin. I love sweet potato fries as they provide the sweet and crunchy taste but are very healthy (see recipe below).
Eat your way to healthy skin and hair with this quick and simple recipe:
1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
2. Drizzle canola oil on the pan and place it in the oven while it preheats to thin the oil.
2. Cut sweet potatoes in wedges.
3. Season with cayenne peeper, cinnamon and a little bit of salt
4. Bake for 20-25 min.