How Sweet Potatoes Boost Health for Seniors (+ Simple Recipe!)

A cozy, filling soup which is loaded with flavor and an autumn kick is about to become your new favorite! As we age, our immune systems need more help to fight infection and boost immunity.. and sweet potatoes are packed with precisely what you need. They are also rich in fiber and potassium to support blood pressure and heart functions which is terrific when you may not be as physically active as you once were.  Being rich in beta-carotene helps slow macular degeneration and cataracts.. as well as prevent night blindness and dry eye.  There are additional vitamins and minerals in sweet potates that sooth arthritis pain too – be sure you read this link HERE to learn all about how sweet potatoes are incredibly good for us!

Once you are full of this knowledge, you will be excited about the recipe below for a very simple sweet potato soup.. complete with fresh ginger, chicken stock, lime juice, and milk.  If you have an immersion blender you can make it all in one pot! Follow the simple steps for this delicious Simple Sweet Potato Soup, and feel free to top it off with a spoonful of sour cream or heavy cream, or a drizzle of olive oil and fresh herbs..

Also, it can be made vegetarian by using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth, or vegan if you opt for non-dairy milk.  If you want to amp up the Fall flavor even more, you can add a dash of nutmeg.

Bon appetit!