Their earthy, sweet taste makes yams a versatile addition to recipes, from cookies (yes cookies) to soups. And their high nutrient content makes them a powerhouse when it comes to nourishing you and your family.
Full of vitamin C, potassium, magnesium and fibre, yams are the new hip food. They also contain loads of vitamin B6 which research has shown to be an important vitamin in respect to pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), especially in relation to depression that is caused from PMS.
At 15.5% of your daily required intake of vitamin B6 in one cup of yams, yams are an important food for combating depression.
And if this was not enough, the complex carbohydrate content of yams slows the rate at which sugars are released into the bloodstream, making them a great way to sustain your energy levels and lose weight!