Garlic Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Parmesan

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Enjoy this Garlic Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Parmesan recipe and try a different potato from the usual white potato that we so often eat. Potatoes are a terrific food, and often we stick to what we know. That is very often the white potato. And it is a great choice, having few calories for how much it can fill you up, lots of nutrition, especially if you eat the skin and add its fiber to your meal, and loads of vitamins and minerals, like potassium that is so important to our good health. This orange interior veggie is a wonderful source of beta-carotene, and provides a boatload of vitamin A to our systems, a very important vitamin for our good health. And eating other foods with sweet potatoes helps the absorption of other vitamins to improve as well. So this is truly a great veggie for us to include in our daily food plan. Eat this veggie with a bit of fat to improve its nutritional aspects.

This recipe includes some other great ingredients, too, such as olive oil and fresh minced garlic. Garlic is a fantastic food. It has so many health benefits that the World’s Healthiest Foods site recommends we eat at least one clove of garlic every day. This food is a member of the Allium family, which also includes onions, leeks and chives. Garlic may improve your ability to metabolize iron, serves as an especially good source of selenium, a sometimes hard to get mineral in to our food plan, and offers some significant cardiovascular support and protection. To get the best out of garlic, chop, crush or mince it first, and then let the garlic sit for a moment (one minute is likely enough) to allow the Allinase enzymes in it to begin to activate. You want this activity to occur before you alter the ph level of the garlic by either heating it or even exposing the garlic to vinegar or lemon. Garlic also includes Vitamins B6 and B1, as well as vitamin C and even calcium.

This recipe also includes plenty of olive oil. The research suggests that you have to use the first pressed olive oil in order to get the anti-inflammatory effects that are boasted about this oil. That first pressed oil is more expensive; however, once you taste it, you will see why. The flavor is fantastic. As well, olive oil carries at least twelve different anti-oxidants that you want in your diet as much as possible. So switch to olive oil as your go to oil for all your cooking needs. If you really need the butter flavor, add just one teaspoon of butter to the olive oil.

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