I love yams! Even more when I get to cook them with anti-inflammatory spices.
A diet full of anti-inflammatory foods is key to a healthier lifestyle free of chronic conditions as inflammation is the root cause of many diseases like cancer.
There's an interesting link between yams and unpleasant menopausal symptoms or hormonal issues in women. Wild yam extracts have been studied as a possible remedy, due to steroidal saponin compounds which contains an enzyme that provides a natural alternative to hormonal replacement in women who have reached menopause. Wild yam is also known to support the female endocrine system as its root has been traditionally used in conjunction with lactation. They are also high in vitamin B6, which is an important supplement for Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) in women, especially the depression that is triggered by it.
Enjoy them as a side dish or a delicious snack.
2 Large yams cut in cubes
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon cardamon
1/2 teaspoon cumin
4 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a cast iron pan over medium heat, put the yams, spices and olive oil. Toss until ingredients are mixed well and let it sit on the stove for about 5 minutes. Then transfer the pan to the oven and roast at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes or until yams are soft. Remove from the oven, let cool and enjoy!