Potassium is a vital mineral and electrolyte for your body.
It helps maintain normal blood pressure, transports nutrients into your cells, and supports healthy nerve and muscle function. Sweet potatoes have become increasingly popular and are often used as an alternative to potatoes.
They’re an especially nutritious way of supporting your potassium intake — one medium-sized sweet potato contains 541 mg or 12% of your potassium AI (1, 7).?
What’s more, sweet potatoes are low in fat, pack a small amount of protein, and are a good source of complex carbohydrates and fiber. They’re also an excellent source of vitamin A, as one sweet potato provides over 400% of your RDI (7).
Pair these scrumptious root vegetables with good protein such as beans or meat, dark greens or colored vegetables, and a little fat for a well-balanced and filling meal.