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.

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