Yams Protect Against Liver Damage

Health Benefits of Popular Holiday Dish




Serving yams with a holiday dinner helps protect liver health, new research shows. Scientists from the University of Mississippi and King Saud University, in Saudi Arabia, found that steroidal glycoside compounds in wild yam root known as furostans can help protect liver cells against damage from free radicals.


This article appears in the December 2018 issue of Natural Awakenings.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

Dark Chocolate Proven Healthier than Ever

Chocolate with at last 70 percent cacao can reduce stress and inflammation and boost infection-fighting cells and creativity.

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags

See More »This Month

Walking Poles Are for Everyone

Walking poles aren’t just for mountain trekkers these days. Manufacturers offer a variety of well-engineered walking poles for almost every fitness need and type of terrain.

Winterize Your Hair with These Tips

Chicago winters are hard on hair. Fortunately, there are actions can you take to re-moisturize your hair and give it back the luster and shine it sports in the summertime.

Support Evanston Ecology Center at the Green Ball

The Evanston Environmental Association and the city of Evanston will host the third annual Evanston Green Ball, May 30, at the Levy Center, in Evanston.

New Health Network Benefits Women

BioHormones, of Hoffman Estates, has established a referral affiliation with The House of Ayurveda, in Northbrook, and Dr. Kristen Bobik, in Hoffman Estates.

North Shore Chinese Medicine Opens in Highland Park

Calm Massage Therapy is pleased to announce its new affiliation with Rena Zaid, M.S., L.Ac, Dipl.Ac., owner of North Shore Chinese Medicine, at its Highland Park location.

Innovative Brain Mapping at North Shore Health Solutions

North Shore Health Solutions has relocated to 800 Oak Street, Suite 111, in downtown Winnetka.