“And sweet potatoes…”
That was included in conversations with my 45 year old patient as we talked foods that could reduce blood pressure.
She was on a “combo” pill… Had a diuretic (aka a water pill) and a Calcium channel blocker in it and really wanted to avoid more medications.
I looooooove sweet potatoes … yams right? She said with a joyful look on her face
“Yes sweet potatoes … yams”
I eat them often… she continued!
I had not really met anyone so excited about sweet potatoes
I mean they taste okay I thought
Then I probed further
“How do you make them?”
Ever had candied yams doc? …You make them with butter and sugar
“ um, that’s not what I meant”
“Sweet potatoes… unadulterated..”
Throat cleared with a hint of a giggle
“I know, I know…
“Can I suggest a recipe?
“Slice the sweet potatoes thinly after washing
You can do skin on or off …
Sprinkle spices you like- I use Italian seasoning, turmeric, curry, thyme, garlic powder, paprika “
Add a squirt of olive oil
Then “bake” in oven
And enjoy warm!”
“I’m proud of you *fist bump*”
*fist bump* she responded
Here’s a clarification post!
Sweet potatoes help lower blood pressure (and help with diabetes too) in it’s “cleanest” form!