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Elephant foot Yam Health Benefits

There are many varieties of yam in the world some not known to us, elephant foot yam is not known to many. Elephant foot yam can be described as an edible tuber, which is one of the most widely consumed food crops, mainly in the tropical regions.


This tuber is called elephant foot yam because the plant that it is derived from is quite huge and resembles the foot of an elephant to a great degree.


Elephant foot yam contains lots of compounds such as betasitosterol, galactose, xylose, betulinic acid, lupeol, stigmasterol, and amylase which is all healing compounds that phytosterols. 


Elephant foot yam lower bad cholesterol or LDL cholesterol and thus help to prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer. 


This kind of yam is mostly eaten in African countries and is widely used in the treatment of patients suffering from piles.


Eating elephant yam helps in increasing the oestrogen levels in women’s bodies, thus helping in maintaining the hormonal balance.


Elephant yams have a unique nutritional profile and offer a number of significant health benefits.


This makes the elephant yam a very potent food source when it comes to nutrition. It is also an excellent food source for those who are looking to lose weight.


Yams are rich in vitamin C.  Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and can help to slow down the aging process and prevent many diseases like cancer.  


It is also important in promoting the absorption of iron, maintaining healthy skin, and protecting against infections.


Because they are rich in soluble dietary fiber, it provides satiety and so helpful in reducing weight.  


Moreover we all know that dietary fiber helps to reduce constipation, decrease bad or “LDL” cholesterol levels.  


They are also roughage provider because of its richness in fiber content.  So by making yams a part of our diet, we can ripe plenty of goodness for our intestinal health.

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