Sweet potatoes, or otherwise known as yams, are starchy roots with thin brown skin and orange, white or purple flesh. Aside the fact that they are extremely delicious they are also incredibly beneficial especially when combined with cinnamon and coconut oil. Moreover, they are packed with valuable nutrients, vitamins and minerals which are of great essence for the overall health.
Check the list below and find out what the consumption of yams will offer to your body.
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B9 (Folate, Folic Acid)
- Dietary Fiber
Health Benefits of the Powerful Combo of Yams, Coconut Oil and Cinnamon
When these three ingredients are combined it will provide your body with various health benefits like boosting your immune system and as well as improving your general health. Here it is what it can offer to you:
- Alzheimer’s Defense
- Stroke Prevention
- Relief of Cardiovascular Disease
- Reduction of High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
- Avoidance of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)
- DNA Repair and Security
- Enhanced Immune Function
- Protection Against Heart Disease
- Slowing Down the Aging Process
- Antioxidant Security
- Osteoporosis Protection
Sweet potatoes are excellent choice of food when high blood pressure is concerned as they have the ability to lower it due to the high content of potassium. Likewise, they can relieve the coughing because they act as a diuretic.
Note: All the listed health benefits are a result of the nutrients that are highly concentrated in yams.
What are the best yams?
The best yams for consumption are the firm ones with little smell and when buying them avoid the ones of soft spots or discolorations.
Yams contain toxins that are easily removed with cooking. Therefore, you shouldn’t consume yams raw. The only type which is not poisonous is discorea esculenta and it is found in Japan.
Recipe for Sweet Potato French Fries with Coconut Oil and Cinnamon
- 4 medium scrubbed sweet potatoes
- 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
- Half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- A quarter of teaspoon of salt
***These amounts are for 4 servings
Method of Preparation:
For the preparation time you will need 5 minutes and the cooking time will take you45 minutes. Preheat youroven to 400 ° Fahrenheit (200 ° Celsius). Next, cut the ends of the potatoes and peel them if they are not organic. Then slice them into strips about a quarter thick. Put the sweet potato slices into a big bowl and sprinkle them with salt, cinnamon and coconut oil. Toss them nicely so that every piece is covered with the coating. Prepared like that place them on a baking sheet, and then bake them for 40-50 minutes or till the edges of the yams are slightly browned, however do not forget to turn them halfway.