Young and middle-aged adults can lower their risk for cardiovascular disease by eating at least 25 mg of dietary fiber every day, according to a study from Northwestern University. Researchers suggest getting fiber from whole foods such as lentils, black beans, baked sweet potatoes with the skin, peas and raspberries.
Loaded with Vitamins A and C, iron and calcium, the sweet potato gets a thumbs up from health experts. Eat the skin and you bump up your fiber intake. One medium size sweet potato has 130 calories, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest. You can find them readily at local farmer’s […]