5 health benefits of yams and sweet potatoes
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So, read on and learn more ways you can easily start to heal yourself with my top favorite six fruits and vegetables that are in season during late summer. The starch in sweet potatoes and yams is easily digestible and because there is a high fiber content in them, they are also good for a sluggish intestinal tract. My training in both Eastern and western medicine, combined with my obsession with food and cooking, has given me a unique skillset that has helped so many people.
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And I’m here to give it to you. So, read on and learn more ways you can easily start to heal yourself with my top favorite six fruits and vegetables that are in season during late summer. And, if you want to learn more about healing whatever your specific concerns are, I’d love to help you create a healthy lifestyle plan specifically for your unique needs, so sign up for a free phone consultation and we can chat about it. here Are The Top five Health Benefits Of Yams And Sweet Potatoes Before I get to the reasons you should run out and buy some sweet potatoes and yams, let me tell you that my real number one reason is taste. Yams and sweet potatoes, when prepared correctly, are sooooo delicious. They are versatile enough to use in both sweet and savory dishes, and they can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. So, deliciousness aside, here we go with the top five health benefits of yams and sweet potatoes… one Yams And Sweet Potatoes Are Great For Your Digestion There are some foods that are good for constipation. There are some foods that are good for diarrhea. But, there are not too many things you can eat that are good for both ends of the spectrum. Yams and sweet potatoes are good for both! The starch in sweet potatoes and yams is easily digestible and because there is a high fiber content in them, they are also good for a sluggish intestinal tract. Chinese yams are a medicinal herb called Shan Yao. I like to add a few slices of this herb to soups and stews for an extra digestive boost. One of my favorite uses for sweet potatoes is in a breakfast bowl. My Creamy Sweet Potato Bowl is your digestive system’s best friend. Aside from it tasting great and being so comforting, it just makes me feel awesome. If I wake up with even a tiny twinge of digestive discomfort or if my stomach feels even just a little bit “off”, I make this bowl. two Yams And Sweet Potatoes Are Anti-Cancerous Foods Carotenoids are the color pigments that give orange and yellow colored vegetables and fruits their bright colors. Beta-carotene, lycopene, and lutein are all varieties of this substance and it’s these things that give sweet potatoes their antioxidants and cancer busting abilities. There has been a lot of research showing that eating sweet potatoes and yams can be particularly helpful in fighting a battle with breast cancer. Because sweet potatoes and yams contain vitamins A, B6, C, and E they are a healthy choice when looking at disease prevention. And, with the healthy dose of minerals contained within them, they are a smart thing to eat when you are looking to strengthen your body. three Henry_Sweet Potatoes And Yams Can Help You Get Rid Of Excess Water Yams and sweet potatoes are a natural diuretic. So, if you have some excess swelling, edema, or water weight, then adding these vegetables to your diet may help you out quite a bit. In some cases, this works so well that the body may become too dry, so it’s smart to be aware of what your needs are at a particular time and if you start feeling dry, cut back on your sweet potato and yam intake a bit. In Chinese medicine the herb, Shan Yao (Chinese Yao) is used to stimulate the kidneys. This is one of the reasons sweet potatoes and yams are so effective as a natural diuretic. four Yams And Sweet Potatoes Can Help With Diabetes These vegetables are great at regulating blood sugar. There has been a lot of positive research regarding adding sweet potatoes and yams to the dietary regime of diabetic individuals. Studies have shown that the sugars in these tubers are stored in the body’s tissues and converted to energy. And, the fiber helps slow down the absorption of the sugars, making it easier for the body’s blood sugar to stay at a healthy level. five Sweet Irish_potato Help Your Skin and Hair Look Youthful Orange sweet potatoes are considered to be a longevity food for your outer appearance. Because they contain a high amount of vitamin E, they are great for your skin, your hair, and your nails. Sweet potatoes help detoxify the body, and heal your digestive system and when you clean your insides, it shows on your skin. Clearer skin, more elasticity, and fewer wrinkles are some of the benefits you can expect when you add these spuds to your diet. The beta carotene in sweet potatoes is an antioxidant that protects the skin from free radicals and environmental damage. sol Many Sweet Potato/Yam Recipes, So Little Time If you make any of these sweet potato/yam recipes, please be sure to let me know in the comments below. I love hearing how you like a recipe, and I love to answer your questions! If you make it, be sure to take a photo and tag me and post it on Instagram. I speak From personal Experience I had horrible digestive issues for the first thirty years of my life. Yes, thirty years! It wasn’t until I was introduced to the world of alternative medicine, that I was able to get my life and my health back under control. I used to have to know where every bathroom was at all times. I was on a ton of medication. I had zero energy and I didn’t sleep. Ugh… wow, do I sound like a big mess… Well, I was. but all of that led me to where I am now. And I am forever grateful for where I am now! My passion is helping you heal yourself with food and herbs. It’s truly my calling. When I was studying for my Masters degree in Oriental Medicine, I knew that all of these amazing tenets of Eastern Medicine could be applied to food and used as everyday healing agents for so many people. I knew that if I combined what I was learning about the properties of food, herbs, and supplements with what I already knew from my chef’s training, it would be life-changing. And it is. My training in both Eastern and western medicine, combined with my obsession with food and cooking, has given me a unique skillset that has helped so many people. And I want to help you. Nothing aggravates me more than knowing that these tools exist but that so many of you have not been taught them. Everyone should know how to heal themselves with food, supplements, and herbs. This should not be a secret. This free text article has been written automatically with the Text Generator Software https://www.artikelschreiber.com/en/ - Try it for yourself!
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