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Stop Eating Too Much Yam, It Can Damage Your Health, See A Better Alternative To Replace It

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View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Yam is one of my favorites, a common food in our society. It is a good source of carbohydrate, and used to be one of the cheapest food in Nigeria, before this Lockdown drama came and inflated things.

Yam can be eaten boiled, roasted, fried or a combination of one or two of the methods, e.g boiling and frying, cooking and roasting e.t.c

Before I continue this write up, I'll love to excite our eyes with pictures of wonderful yam delicacies

Yam pottage View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Yam and egg sauce View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Yam pepper soup View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

White yam and oil View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

White yam and stew, View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Yam chips View pictures in App save up to 80% data. e.t.c

Sadly, the news I bring about yam isn't a good one.

The health dangers of eating yam cannot be overemphasized

Some of the dangers are:

Nausea

Vomiting

Headache

Digestive Issues e.t.c

Major Health Danger In Eating Yam

The major health danger in eating yam is the high starch Content(caloric content), this is the reason why diabetics, hypertensives and elderly people should avoid it. The young ones should also eat it with caution because the level and nature of starch it contains is not easily broken down or absorbed by the body.

This starch then turns to floating toxins(poison) in our body, both young and old, then for diabetics, the effect is worse.

Alternative To Yam View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

The best alternative to yam is potato. Yes, our very own local sweet potato and Irish potato is the best alternative to yam. Some of the reasons that make potatoes the best alternative to yam are:

1. It is more healthy

2. It has less starch

3. It Contains a very good fibre content compared to yam

4. It is lower in calories, unlike yam with high calories

5. It Contains more vitamins C, beta carotone and vitamin B than yam View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Here are some dishes made with sweet potatoes and Irish potatoes, just to excite your eyes

Roasted potatoes View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Potato and stew View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Boiled and Roasted potatoes with red oil View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Potato pottage View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Potatoes and eggs View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Fried potato chips View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Beans and potato View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Potato Pepper Soup e.t.c View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

See? They also look delicious, more delicious looking than the yam and more healthy, that is why you need to choose potatoes over yam.

Improve your health by reducing or eliminating yam from your diet, doing this also helps you to avoid all these stressful effects of yam.

Note

Before I forget to mention, vegetables should be the order of the day in your daily meal, NEVER miss out on dropping a few Leaves in all your meals, it helps in improving your food quality and colour.

Do well to share this article to your friends and loved ones. Kindly like and comment on your views about yam and it's dangers.

Cheers

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Top Comments
passion09 · 06/25/2020
You too hear urself enh how can u tell pple not to eat yam to be honesr i do not know what has come over u o the yam that our forfathers hvbn eating b4 u nd i were born. is it not better for u to tell us to eat anything we are eatibg in moderation you are saying we shud not eat yam, abegi jo yam nd vegitable is my favorite so make u park well abeg
+234-806968**** · 06/26/2020
Ondo and Ekiti people should hear this o
GUEST_yj8Ja7dWq · 06/26/2020
I have been eating yam all my life time nothing happened to me i am 66 years now. eiii you bloggers you will kill us with lies without proof
+234-803575**** · 06/26/2020
Thanks for the already known Facts and Information. But eating Yam in Nigeria is Unavoidable o.

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