8 Health and Nutrition Benefits of Yams

Those who took a yam extract supplement outperformed the placebo group on a brain function test during a 12-week research.

During menopause, blood levels of the estrogen hormones estrone and estradiol usually drop. Enhancing estrogen production might lessen menopausal symptoms.

A number of antioxidants found in yams may have anticancer effects. A diet high in yams slowed the development of colon tumors considerably.

Yams' antioxidants could aid in lowering inflammation. Consuming yams and other anti-inflammatory foods can help control chronic inflammation.

According to a study, rats treated with larger doses of purple yam extract had better blood sugar regulation, decreased appetites, and lost more weight.

According to studies, yams' resistant starch may boost the digestive enzymes that aid in food digestion and the quantity of beneficial bacteria in your stomach.

Several studies have found that yam extract may offer protection against some drug-resistant bacteria, even if the precise mechanism is unknown.

In one research, women's blood cholesterol dropped by 6% after consuming 18 ounces (390 grams) of yams per day for 30 days.