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Sweet Tooth Potato Curry Soup


chunk two sweet potatoes and simmer a long time, until mushy
drain (mostly) and dump into blender
add one can of coconut milk (full fat baby)
add a whole lot of red curry paste (or powder, or whatever you have)
blend and pour into bowls
top with cinnamon, coconut flakes, and lightly toasted pecans
(next time I might top with fresh basil and pecans, and skip the cinnamon, tho it was good)

sweet potatoes
family: Convolvulaceae/morning glory family, dicotyledons, Ipomoea batatas
supports production of glutathione
vit A, Vit C, manganese, copper
fiber, B6, potassium, iron
B6 needed to process homocysteine
vitamin A deficient in smokers dt benzopyrene
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=64
antioxidant anthocyanidins
CI: contains oxalates so kidney or gall stone formers might choose to avoid
(yams = Dioscoreae family, monocotyledons)

coconut milk and meat
high in short and medium chain saturated fats
these fats used to make energy, not stored (can help with weight loss)
lauric acid is half of the medium chain fa's:
anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-fungal
contains potassium, calcium

red curry
boosts brain function, may clear Amyloid Plaques in brain (Alzheimer's)
(India has lowest Alzheimer's rates in world)
cancer treatment, incl prostate, colon
tumeric mb protective vs leukemia and pancreatic CA
stabilizes blood sugar
anti-inflammatory
prevents RA and osteoporosis
clears sinus and lung congestion
antibacterial

cinnamon
hypoglycemic
anticoagulant
anti-inflammatory
anti-fungal
improves cognitive function and memory
manganese, iron, and calcium

pecans
contain more antioxidants than any other nut
(recent report published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry)
protective vs: heart disease, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and cancer
vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc and fiber
good fats
may reduce waist to hip ratio
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