This year recipes for green bean casserole and sweet potato casserole top the charts. The health benefits of both dishes are encouraging.
Green beans and other green vegetables like broccoli have long been known to provide a positive health boost for your heart and circulatory system. The green bean casserole actually found its way onto the tables of Americans as a recipe from the Campbell Soup company in 1955, as the recipe calls for a can of Campbell’s mushroom soup.
Sweet Potatoes and sweet potatoe casserole also offer a host of health benefits including vitamins A and C. They are a good source of fiber, potassium, copper and manganese.
For diabetics, a sweet potato recipe can provide the perfect item on the thanksgiving table this year. Sweet potatos are low on the glycemic index and break down more slowly in the body, producing smaller fluctuations in blood glucose and insulin levels.