possess phytoestrogen activity.   They contain large amounts of vitamin B6, which is
required by the liver, and also contain folic acid and other B vitamins which help to
detoxify excess estrogen.  This action is especially beneficial in helping women
improve symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.  


Sources:

Murray , Michael N.D.. The Encyclopedia Of Healing Foods.
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Centers For Disease Control And Prevention-5 A Day.

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Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia


Yams provide a very good
source of potassium and fiber.   
They also offer a good source of
vitamins B1, B6, and C.  In
addition, yams are a good
source of manganese and
carbohydrates.  

They also contain a unique
phytoestrogen called diosgenin
that is used as a starting material
for the synthesis of the
hormones estrogen and
progesterone which is created by
drug manufacturers.  Yams are a
superfood especially since they
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