Health Tip of the Day ~ Want to Protect Your Eyes?

Add Sweet Potatoes & Carrots to Your Diet

Sweet potatoes provide 1,922 mcg RAE or 215 percent of the DV for vitamin A per 1 cup cooked as well as complex carbs needed for energy and nearly a quarter of your daily needs for fiber. One medium baked sweet potato contains 122 percent of the DV for vitamin A. Because vitamin A is fat-soluble (like vitamins D, E and K), it’s important to make sure you’re getting enough fat in your diet to help your body absorb the nutrient. Pair baked sweet potato with cheese or chili, two fat-rich foods that help your body absorb the vitamin A in the potato.  Carrots are  known for being eye-healthy, and that’s thanks to its beta-carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A. Per 1-cup cooked carrots, you’ll get 1,329 mcg RAE or 148 percent of the DV — so, yes, carrots are rich in vitamin A. If you prefer them raw  a medium carrot clocks in at 44 percent of the DV.


Note: I slice sweet potatoes and toss them in my air fryer. They’re great as chips with either hummus or guacamole. 

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