Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Health Benefits of Elephant Foot Yam

Yam also called Amorphophallus Paeoniifolius and Suran in Hindi grows in Africa and Asia and can weigh as much as 30 lbs. With a flesh that looks like sweet potatoes this yam also has a wonderful flavour. The large tuber resembles an elephant foot thus the name “Elephant Foot Yam”

Carbs - Elephant Foot Yams also contain large amounts of carbs that are important for vital energy and sustenance such as potatoes. 

Protein - Elephant Foot Yams contain a large amount of protein making them great as a staple food. 

Cholesterol - Elephant Foot Yams lower bad cholesterol or LDL cholesterol and thus help to prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer. 

Abdominal Pain - Eating Elephant Foot Yam also helps with diarrhea and abdominal pain and gas. 

Asthma - In Ayurvedic Medicine this yam is well known for helping with asthma and bronchitis. 

Weight Loss - Elephant Foot Yams are full of great fiber which make one feel full and thus you lose weight. 

Cooling - Eating Elephant Foot Yams helps cool the body… great for hot climates.

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