Yams (Dioscorea) are a type of tuber vegetable that originated in Asia, Africa, and the Carribean.
Yams (Dioscorea) are often mistaken for sweet potatoes, but they are not the same vegetable. Although both grow underground as tubers, they come from differently different plants.
Yams are less sweet and more starchy. These tubers are highly nutritious, versatile, and may benefit your health in many ways.
Most of the research on the health benefits of yams has been on specific compounds extracted from the plant root. However, if you’d like to add more yams to your diet, they are easy to prepare.
Yams have a long history of being used in traditional medicine in their native areas.
In this video, we will dive into the possible health benefits and medicinal uses of yams.
0:11 Yam Nutrition Facts
0:20 Help You Lose Weight
0:36 Increase Muscle Mass and Energy
0:48 Improve Heart Health
1:10 Help Fight Alzheimer’s Disease
1:23 Prevent Cancer
1:38 Fight Anemia
2:02 How to Consume Yams
2:11 Precautions When Eating Yams
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