foods/herbs/spices

10/17/17 — yams

Fight Nausea:

Yams

 

Fun Fact:  The heaviest yam was 130 pounds.

Fun Fact II:  Early Americans used wild yams to treat the following conditions: colic, inflammation, asthma, and muscle spasms.

Fun Fact III:  Yams grow in Asia and Africa.  Sweet potatoes grow in tropical regions of the Americas.

 

Contain:

  • calcium
  • potassium (energy production, muscle contraction)
  • copper (synthesis of collagen, hemoglobin, melanin)
  • manganese
  • vitamin A (keeps skin and soft tissues healthy)
  • vitamin C (repairs wounds and damaged tissues)
  • vitamin B6 (metabolizes food, keeps cells in good condition)
  • thiamine (metabolizes food, keeps cells in good condition)
  • pantothenic acid (metabolizes food, keeps cells in good condition)
  • fiber

 

Benefits:

  • reduces triglycerides
  • good source of energy
  • improves gastrointestinal health (fiber)
  • prevents obesity
  • prevents cancer
  • fights nausea

 

Hot Tips:

  • Add cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and nutmeg to the yams.
  • Put cooked apples, boiled raisins, and/or chopped pecans on top of cooked yams.
  • It’s best not to eat yams with other starchy vegetables.
  • Buy organic.

 

Tomorrow:

Is almond flour better than regular flour?

 

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