Health Benefits of Purple Sweet Potatoes

There are a lot of chips available these days. As we are all considering healthy options, there has been an increase in healthy chips made from vegetables and sweet potatoes. Sweet potato chips in particular have become a popular option because they are naturally sweet, healthier than regular potatoes, and are allowed as part of the paleo diet.

As it turns out, sweet potatoes are not all the same. As mentioned in the video from Nutritionfacts.org, only purple sweet potatoes have been shown to decrease inflammation and increase anti-oxidant capacity.

In addition, hypertensive subjects who consumed 6-8 small purple sweet potatoes a day showed a decrease in blood sugar and inflammation and a reduced risk of heart disease and stroke.

It also matters where the purple sweet potatoes come from. Because purple sweet potatoes grow well in a warmer, slightly more tropical environment, many purple sweet potatoes come from Asia where they don’t have the same regulations on pesticides and chemical use.

Our purple sweet potato chips are only made from select, Hawaii grown sweet potatoes. Our sweet potato chips are made here in Hawaii and don’t contain any additives or preservatives. The great flavor comes from the high quality ingredients and our time tested methods.

Give our sweet potato chips a try and you will be hooked on the healthy, natural taste. You can find our sweet potato chips and all of our other products at our online store.

You can find the original article at the link below:

http://nutritionfacts.org/video/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-purple-potatoes/

Paleo Salsas for your Sweet Potato Chips

Paleo Diet Salsa

In the last post we discussed why sweet potato chips are a good snack for those on the paleo diet. The purple sweet potato has a number of health properties that make it a great choice. You can find that article here: Paleo Diet Snack-Sweet Potato Chips. Shortly after writing that article, I came across another article on the paleo diet that complimented it so well I just had to write another post. It’s titled 19 Homemade Paleo Salsas, and like the title suggests, it’s 19 salsas that will meet the paleo diet. So grab yourself a bag of sweet potato chips and then choose your favorite paleo salsa. 19 Paleo Salsas.

Paleo Diet Snack-Sweet Potato Chips

Purple Sweet Potato Chips

If you are on the Paleo Diet then you aren’t allowed to eat potatoes or corn. You can’t eat potato chips or corn chips. However, just because you are on a paleo diet doesn’t mean you can’t have something sweet and salty. Sweet Potato chips are not only healthier than potato chips, they are also allowed as part of the paleo diet.

What makes Hawaii Island Gourmet sweet potato chips special is that we use purple sweet potatoes grown right here on the Big Island of Hawaii. Getting our purple sweet potatoes from local farmers means they have higher regulations on the uses of pesticides and chemicals than those coming from overseas. It also means that our chips our made from the freshest purple sweet potatoes possible.

The purple sweet potato has some unique properties that make it a great part of your diet. They are high in vitamin A, vitamin C, and are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin B6, potassium and iron. Studies have been done that show that sweet potatoes may improve blood sugar and may be good for diabetes . However, the most important health benefit of the purple sweet potato may be their high level of antioxidants 1.

Thanks to the naturally occurring anthocyanins (antioxidants), which gives the sweet potato its dark, vibrant color, the purple sweet potato has a number of health benefits which may include anti-obesity, anti-inflammatory, and cancer prevention properties 2, 3.

To keep our sweet potato chips as natural and healthy as possible, we use only three ingredients (sweet potatoes, oil, and salt). We don’t use any additives or preservatives in our chips. What you taste is the flavor of locally grown, premium sweet potatoes made with Aloha. Because our sweet potatoes are grown by local farmers here in Hawaii, they are as fresh as possible. They come straight from the farmers and are turned into chips in our Big Island factory.

You end up with healthy chips that you can enjoy as part of your paleo diet.

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