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Diet: Health Benefits Of Cocoyam.

Cocoyam is also known as taro root. It is cultivated in Asia and many parts of the world. It is a vegetable that is mostly starchy and contains a high amount of fiber. It is also rich in nutrients like fiber, vitamin E, potassium, copper, phosphorus etc.

This is why it is very good for a person’s health. According to Healthline and EGALITARIAN VOICE MEDIA research, there are certain health benefits of eating cocoyam. Here are some of them.

1. It can prevent cancer: Cocoyam contains an antioxidant known as quercetin. This antioxidant protects the body against free radicals that can cause cancer. It also fights against cancer growth.

2. It helps in weight loss: The fiber that cocoyam contains can help in weight loss. This is because it helps you to feel fuller for a long time and this reduces the amount of calories you eat in a day.

3. It can help to control blood sugar: Cocoyam contains resistant starch that cannot increase sugar level. This resistant starch cannot be digested by humans. This starch makes cocoyam a healthy option for those with diabetes.

4. It can reduce your chances of getting heart diseases: The fiber that cocoyam contains can help to lower cholesterol and also decrease a person’s chances of getting heart diseases.

It’s advisable to be eating Cocoyam at least once in a week for health-wise!

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