Fruits, roots and vegetables, including root vegetables such as taro (poi) and sweet potato, are packed with nutrients. To get the amount recommended, most of us need to increase the amount of fruits, roots and veggies we currently eat.
You probably have heard of the many benefits of fruits and vegetables, but did you know these facts about some of our local root vegetables?
- Poi is a good source of Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, and Manganese as well as being low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol, and Sodium.
- 'Uala (Sweet Potato) is a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Calcium and Phosphorus.
With all of these wonderful nutrients, your body will thank you, and you will feel amazing in the process!