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"Yam: The tuber for weight loss and fight against diabetes"


"A not so commonly-eaten vegetable, yam is a starchy tropical tuber high on carbohydrates. It is like potatoes and sweet potatoes, though not be confused with either. Loaded with nutrients specially fibre, yam has made it to the list of foods suited for management of weight, diabetes and blood cholesterol levels. Native to Africa and Asia, yam is commonly known as zimicand in India. Several varieties of yam are available. In Indian traditional medicine, the tuber is used as an aphrodisiac and antidiabetic."

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Source- http://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/food-wine/yam-the-tuber-for-weight-loss-and-fight-against-diabetes/

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