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Benefits Of Eating Yams

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Yams have a brown, bark like exterior. The flesh can be white, yellow, purple or pink depending on the maturity of the yam.

  1. Packed with nutrition- Yams are rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber. Yams are not only excellent source of fiber but also high in potassium, manganese, which are important for supporting bone health, growth, metabolism, and heart function. These tubers also provide decent amounts of other micronutrients, such as copper and vitamin C. Copper is vital for red blood cell production and iron absorption, while vitamin C is a strong antioxidant that can boost your immune system.

  2. MAY ENHANCE BRAIN FUNCTION- Yes eating Yams may boost your brain function. Yams contain a unique compound called diosgenin,which has been found to promote neuron growth and enhance brain function.

  3. MAY EASE SYMPTOMS OF MENOPAUSE- Yams may help alleviate some symptoms of menopause. So blood levels of estrone and estradiol - two estrogen hormones typically decrease during menopause. Improving estrogen levels may ease menopause symptoms.


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