Health and Nutrition Benefits of Yams

1. Packed with nutrition

Sweet potatoes are rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They are particularly potassium-rich.

Packed with nutrition

These tubers are also a good source of micronutrients such as vitamin C and copper.

2. May have cancer-fighting properties

In an animal study, a diet rich in yam substantially reduced the growth of colon tumors. 

May have cancer-fighting properties

These effects were linked to the antioxidants present in yams, indicating that these tubers.

May have cancer-fighting properties

In addition, a test-tube study discovered that Chinese yam extracts, specifically the peel, inhibited liver tumor growth.

3. May ease symptoms of menopause

During the menopause, the body's levels of the hormone estrone and estradiol, two the hormone estrogen hormones, typically decrease.

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