Health Benefits of Pounded Yam

Health Benefits of Pounded Yam

Pounded yam (Dioscorea spp.) are a good source of vitamin C – 27% of the daily value for fighting infections such as colds and flu and quick wound healing, anti-aging, strong bones, and healthy immune function. It also provides good amounts of fiber, potassium, manganese, and metabolic B vitamins. Brief History on the Benefits of Pounded Yam Centuries ago, Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine made this great statement saying “Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine, your food”. So you see, food especially real natural food has…

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Live-pig markets, traders could provide insight to controlling African swine fever

Understanding how live pigs are traded between villages and backyard farmers can help health agencies better understand how devastating swine diseases spread, according to a study published recently in the journal PLOS ONE. Researchers at the University of California, Davis’ Center for Animal Disease Modeling and Surveillance and the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization examined patterns of live-pig trade in the republic of Georgia. The country was the first in Europe to be affected by African swine fever in 2007, and from there the disease spread to the Caucasus…

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