Yam Benefits for the Skin, Hair, and Face

Ser Seng

April 11, 2019

We all know how beneficial yams are for our body in general. From the heart and blood, metabolic functions, and even diabetic aid, yams should be added to your daily diet. It is so easy to cook and can be prepared in many different ways such as baked, boiled, mashed, or even as yam rice.

If you’re still on the bridge of whether you’ll give it a try or not, we’ve listed more benefits of this very healthy staple food, specifically its benefits for the skin, face, and hair. Check them out below.

1. It promotes collagen production

Whenever you go out during the day, do you wear any sort of protection against the strong rays of the sun? If not, yam can do that. It can serve as a protection against the harsh sun rays and other hazards in the environment.

Yam also promotes the production of collagen in the body. What is collagen, you might ask? Well, this building block has a lot of benefits for the body. One of it is that it promotes skin elasticity. Aside from that, it actually renews damaged skin while improving its appearance. Think of it as a secret to keeping a younger looking skin.

2. It has anti-ageing abilities

We all know at least one person who doesn’t look their age. Perhaps one of their secrets is yam! Our star vegetable has great anti-ageing benefits and contains carotene, antioxidants, vitamins B6 and C. These are skin-friendly nutrients that can prevent wrinkles and help you look young even at the age of 40 or 50.

3. It works well on the face as well

The face is one aspect of our being that greatly shows off our age. From wrinkles around our eyes and bags under them to the looseness of our skin, the face is something that most people give great attention to.

Try using slices of yam on your eyes. They have natural properties that can get rid of those dark circles and make your eyes look fresher than ever. It is also effective in treating wrinkles around your eyes (or crow’s feet). It can be used to moisturize and exfoliate it.

4. It helps healthy hair growth

Yams is great source of anthocyanins and beta carotene. It also has vitamin A that is essential for cell growth and this also includes the growth of hair. If your body has a deficiency of this beta carotene, it can result to very lifeless, dry, and dull hair which you would not want, would you?

5. It hydrates the scalp

Talking more about the benefits of vitamin A for the body, yams also help keep the scalp hydrated. Oil production is also promoted by vitamin A. Moreover, you can say goodbye to hair fall! Talk about not just fabulous hair but also a healthy scalp, right?

6. It promotes healthy blood circulation

There’s more to yams than just hydrating and healthy hair growth. It also helps in the circulation of blood in the scalp. Yams have iron which helps blood carry oxygen all over the body. Lack of oxygen and iron can lead to hair loss and, worse comes to worst, baldness.

7. It helps maintain natural hair colour

One of the biggest signs of aging and stress is the change of hair colour from black to white or grey. Lucky for you, yam has a good amount of vitamin B6 which creates melanin.

Give your body the benefits it needs that only yams can provide. Grab yourself a generous serving of yam today! Ser Seng Turtle Soup offers a delicious and healthy dish of yam rice which we guarantee you will love. You’ll definitely be up for a treat. Visit us at 39, Tai Thong Crescent any time from 11AM to 9PM every Tuesday to Sunday.

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