Have you heard that orange foods are good for you? It's because they're full of beta-carotene, an antioxidant found in foods such as carrots, butternut squash, and sweet potatoes, which have more beta-carotene than almost any other food.

By Rebecca Toback
Updated December 08, 2016
Leigh Beisch

Have you heard that orange foods are good for you? It's because they're full of beta-carotene, an antioxidant found in foods such as carrots, butternut squash, and sweet potatoes, which have more beta-carotene than almost any other food.

Beta-carotene is good for eye health, and may help blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.  

Sweet potatoes are also filled with vitamin A (we're talking more than 400% of your daily recommended intake) as well as vitamin C, and many more nutrients. Look at this superfood go!

Today's recipe is for twice-baked sweet potatoes. With only 5 easy ingredients, it's incredibly simple to make.

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, Canadian bacon, reduced-fat sour cream, fresh chives, shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese

Try this recipe: Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

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