Sweet Potatoes vs. White Potatoes

This is a common question among many of the members who attend my nutrition seminar questions. Why do I recommend sweet potatoes over white potatoes?


  • Sweet potatoes have a low glycemic index versus white potatoes. Therefore, will maintain stable blood sugars (blood glucose) in the body and will not cause a quick rise followed by a fast crash in blood sugars (which leads to sluggish feelings and hunger).
  • Sweet potatoes contain much greater amounts of Vitamin A versus regular potatoes.
  • B-carotene gives them their orange colour which is known to maintain healthy eye vision and a healthy immune system
  • Sweet potatoes are also a source of soluble fiber

roasted sweet potatoes

For more information visit eatrightontario.org or dietitians.ca

Published by Brooke Bliss, BScFN, RYT-500

My name is Brooke Bliss. I am a yogi, traveller, and food enthusiast. I am a graduate of Western University's B.Sc. Honors Nutrition & Dietetics program and a 500-hour certified yoga teacher. I love to share my healthy, whole-food recipes, nutrition facts, yoga and lifestyle tips. Thank you for stopping by my page. Namaste :)

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