Yam is a very common potato food. It can be eaten as vegetables or various staple foods. It tastes very good, and there are many ingredients such as amylase, vitamins, amino acids, mucin, etc.It has a very good nourishing effect on human health.What are the specific benefits of yam for the human body?May wish to see!
What are the benefits of yam?
1. Nourish the spleen and stomach
In the yam, containing a lot of polyphenol oxidase and amylase, these enzymes can help the food entering the stomach quickly digest and absorb, achieve the function of improving the stomach and nourishing the spleen.
For people with weak spleen and stomach, some yam can be added properly in the diet, which has a certain improvement of some indigestion and diarrhea and abdominal pain caused by the weak spleen and stomach.
In addition, the mucus component in yam can form a protective film in the gastrointestinal tract to protect the health of the gastrointestinal tract.
Therefore, if you have some gastrointestinal diseases, you can take some yam properly to protect the health of the gastrointestinal tract, and it can also provide the human body with more amino acid ingredients to achieve the role of improving immunity.
Second, moisturize the lungs and cough
The mucus and saponin and other ingredients contained in yam have very good lubrication effects.
Therefore, for people who often cough, some yam can be added to the diet, which can play a role in moisturizing the lungs and cough, nourishing lung yin and nourishing lung qi.Especially for the symptoms of chronic cough caused by lung deficiency, it has a certain improvement effect.
In addition to the above two benefits, the polysaccharides, saponin and other substances contained in yam also have certain effects such as lowering blood lipids and anti -aging.However, not everyone is suitable for yam, especially the following types of people, must be reduced or avoid yam.
Which people are not suitable for yam?
1. Patients with diabetes
For patients with diabetes, if the blood glucose value is relatively stable, a small amount of yam can be taken occasionally, but if the blood glucose value is unstable, try not to take yam and do not take yam too much.
Because the amount of starch in yam is very high, and it is easy to be absorbed by the human body, it will be converted into sugar, which will cause the blood sugar value to rise.
Second, serious constipation people
Although yam can play a role in improving gastrointestinal function, there are more starch content in yam.After entering the human body, it is easy to cause bloating.For those who have severe constipation, the stool will be more dry, which will increase the phenomenon of constipation.
Third, prostate cancer and breast cancer people
For people with prostate and breast cancer, do not take yam in life.Because the ingredients contained in yam can synthesize hormones in the human body, such as testicular hormones in men and estrogen in women’s body, once the patient’s hormone levels rise, it will cause great stimulation to cancer cells.
Fourth, easy -to -allergic people
The mucin in yam can easily cause human allergies. For people with allergies and allergies, they must pay attention when eating yam.
If there are some allergies after taking yam, do not continue to eat, otherwise it will cause more obvious allergies and even cause allergic asthma.
All in all, yam has an excellent health effect on human health, and has a certain maintenance effect on the spleen, gastrointestinal and lungs.However, the above four types of people should try not to take yam, otherwise it will have a certain impact on health.