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Health Benefits of Yams

Health Benefits of Yams

People often confuse yams with sweet potatoes. They may appear similar, but they’re quite different. Interestingly, they’re not even related. Yams belong to the Dioscoreae family, while sweet potatoes are from the morning glory family. Though they’re considered to be a starchy vegetable, yams are made up of complex carbohydrates and dietary fiber allowing for slow uptake to keep blood sugar levels even, making them a low glycemic index food. This African root vegetable is rich in beta-carotene which the body converts to vitamin A as needed. Vitamin A helps in maintaining healthy mucous membranes and skin, supporting night vision, contributing to healthy bone development, and providing protection from lung and mouth cancers.

This Thanksgiving, why not make a delicious raw yam bisque and introduce those you love to juice I think they will love? This is one of the best bisque recipes I’ve even made.

 

Yam BisqueRaw-licious Yam Bisque

  • 1 1/2 cups yam juice (about 2 large yams)
  • 1 cup almond, oat, or rice milk
  • 1 avocado, peeled and seeded
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. ground mace
  • 1/4 tsp. cardamom

Juice about two large yams to yield about 1 1/2 cup of yam juice. Let the juice sit in a large measuring cup or bowl until the starch settles to the bottom. It will look thick and white. This should take about an hour. Pour off the clear juice, but not the starch, as this will make the soup gritty. Pour the yam juice and milk in a blender. Add the onion and avocado and blend until smooth. Add the spices and blend until smooth.TD

Serves 2

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One comment

  1. Hi,

    Can I ask please? I sometimes drink Aloe Vera 100% Pure Maximum Strength juice as a detox supplement. What is your opinion about this type of juice and how much good does it really do?

    Thanks,
    Andrei