Chinese yam nutrition facts and natural health benefits

Chinese yam nutrition 

Chinese yam nutrition (per 100 grams)

Calories (kcal) 56                    Fat
(g) 0.6

Protein (g) 1.9                         Magnesium (mg) 21

Carbohydrates (g) 12.6          Potassium (mg) 213       

Phosphorus (mg) 37               Vitamin B1 (mg) 0.05     

Sodium (mg) 18.6                   Calcium (mg) 16         

Niacin (mg) 0.3                        Iron (mg) 0.3            

Vitamin C (mg) 5                     Vitamin E (mg) 0.27

Zinc (mg) 0.27                         Copper (mg) 0.26

Vitamin B2 (mg) 0.06              Vitamin A (ug) 3

Selenium (mcg) 0.55               Dietary fiber (g) 0.8

Manganese (mg) 0.12             Carotene
(mg) 21

Nutritional value of Chinese yam

The Chinese yam contains a half of calorie and carbohydrate compared to the
sweet potato same weight, fat, and contains more protein than sweet potatoes.

The Chinese yam main ingredient is starch, some of which can be converted into
starch breakdown products or dextrin, which can help digestion, so that yam
China a taro that can be eaten raw.

The Chinese yam contains many trace elements, including potassium content is
higher, it is low in Vitamin any variety or quantity, and hardly worth

Yam leaf is an excellent source of carotene, calcium, iron, and vitamin C.

Chinese yam nutrition for your natural health and cures:

1. Tone spleen, harmonize the stomach and promote digestion: Chinese yam consumption can promote digestion and absorption of the spleen and stomach, Chinese yam is a food plant and medicinal same time, those who suffer the loss of spleen Yang or Yin empty stomach can consume. Clinicians often use it with digestive drink to treat weakness of spleen and stomach, loss of appetite, body fatigue and diarrhea, etc.

2. Feed the kidneys and tone sperm: China yam consumption has the effect of strengthening the body, nourish and tone the kidneys sperm. Those who suffer from kidney failure, nocturnal emission, the leucorragie, and frequent micturition can consume.

3. Lower blood sugar: Chinese yam consumption can lower blood sugar and treat diabetes, so it is a good food  for diabetics.

4. Extend the life: yam consumption can effectively prevent lipid precipitation in the vessel wall, and prevent cardiovascular disease. It therefore has a role to promote the development of intelligence, calm nerves, and prolong life.

Not recommended for: The Chinese yam is astringent, therefore, the consumption of Chinese yam is not suitable for those who suffer from dry stools. And those who pervert factor fullness achieved must abstain from eating it.

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