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					Yams are recently being re-discovered as a great source of several
essential vitamins and minerals. They are high in beta carotene and
Vitamins B1 and B6 which are beneficial to people with heart problems. It
works by repairing damaged blood vessels. Yams are also high in potassium
which is good for controlling cholesterol and blood pressure. Yams are
also great source of fiber, manganese and carbohydrates not to mention
Vitamin A, Calcium and Vitamin C.There is always a great confusion
between yams and sweet potatoes. Technically they are both called or
often referred to as sweet potatoes. But always remember that the flesh
or the inside of yams is orange in color white sweet potatoes are
white.Because of the recent craze about juicing, expect a lot of health
benefits with yam juice. Daily consumption of yams can increase nutrient
absorption of the body. It can also protect valuable enzymes needed by
the body for healthier cells and maintaining the good condition of our
bodily system. Juicing is so effective because all the vitamins and
nutrients of fruits and vegetables are easily absorbed by the body
because it's already in liquid form.Weight loss and managementRecent
studies were conducted in several universities in the US and Japan. The
studies revealed that one of the active components of Yams, diosgenin
inhibits inflammatory responses of fat cells in the human body. It can
help in weight control.Brain PowerRecent studies published in the
"American Journal of Chinese Medicine" in 2009 showed that Yams have the
ability to increase learning and memory capacity in the human brain.
According to the study, after six weeks of yam intake, there was
significant increase in the cognitive abilities of the subjects. It is
believed that the unique anti oxidant enzymes present in yams are
responsible the increased cognitive response.Because of this study a lot
of people are now hopeful about Alzheimer's disease. It believed that
with more research and studies, Yams and sweet potatoes alike will
someday give us the answer and the medicine to cure this very
debilitating disease.Healthy DigestionYams have an amount of potassium.
It aids in the healthy digestion which greatly is needed by people with
IBD or Irritable Bowel Disorder. The role of potassium as electrolyte is
very important in stimulating the smooth muscle contractions in the
stomach as well as in the large intestine creating a healthy environment
for good digestion. By adding yams to your regular diet, you can prevent
IBD and or prevent it from getting worse and eventually eliminating it
altogether for those who are already suffering from it.The Big "C"There
are also studies being conducted about the ability of the health
components of Yams to possibly cure cancer because of the many enzymes,
vitamins and minerals that it contains. By juicing yams, you can actually
get all of its health benefits with a very minimal loss in its
nutritional values.20/20Vitamin A is one if the main vitamins found in
yams. By juicing it, you can be sure that your eye sight will be healthy
(as long as you also follow the advice on how to keep your eyes healthy).
Yams may even improve it if you are already having problems with your
visions.Yams are very humble vegetable (root crop). They are not
expensive and can be found in most markets and grocery stores. But its
nutritional health value is so much that you just can't afford not to buy
it and juice it.

				
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