Fries, sigh….. My favorite thing to possibly eat. Since white potatoes fall under the nightshade family, I limit my intake. I can’t say I’ve eliminated them. Now and then I got to get my potato fix. An alternative that I can have is sweet potato.
Not only are delicious, but they are a great source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
Vitamin A- Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes are one of the richest natural sources of beta-carotene, a plant-based compound that converts to vitamin A in your body. Vitamin A helps boost your immune system.
Selenium- Hashimoto’s causes you to have low selenium. Having enough selenium can help to lower your antibody levels. It helps to convert T4 into T3.
Magnesium- Also beneficial For thyroid health. It helps to create T4, which gets converted into T3.
Vitamin B6- Helps with your energy levels, which, if you have thyroid problems, you know, can be a huge concern. It also helps improve sleep. Sleep is huge when dealing with an autoimmune disease. Sleep enables you to manage inflammation.
Antioxidants-The orange and purple varieties are rich in antioxidants that can help your body fight inflammation. They also help promote gut health.
With all these health benefits, what’s not to love about sweet potatoes? Turning them into a fries is just the cherry on top!