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Okay, so Yams can hyperstimulate your ovary's egg release. It's been proven in other countries where there is poverty that twin birth rates are much higher due to the consumption of yams! Soooo, starting today, CD 3, I am going to eat at least one helping of yams a day.. we'll see if it helps, eh? Certainly couldnt hurt!
Oh my I never heard of that before. Thanks for the info. Too late for this cycle though . Although I am not quite sure I could tolerate a helping of yams every day . Good luck with that, hope you don't turn orange lol,
I absolutely LOVE yams! And I will definitely try this. What do I have to lose?!! Thanks!
I researched this and they are referring to 'white' yams as linked to increased fertility. I wonder does this extends to 'yellow' yams.
<span style="font-family:Book Antiqua">White Guinea yam/White yam (D. rotunda) originated in West Africa. It is considered to be one of the four most important food yam varieties in West Africa, where it is thought to be the best for making the national dish of "fufu". The White stores better than the Yellow and is more tolerant of the long dry season typical of West Africa. It is also known by a host of local names, and is quite similar to water yam but more solid. Many yams have been introduced into Africa where yam is synonymous with D. rotundata and the closely related D. cayensis. The two species have been the base for hybrids, creating a botanical challenge when it comes to official classification. The varieties are sometimes referred to as eight-months (white) and twelve-months (yellow) yams, referring to the time it takes for full maturity. The white variety has moister, softer flesh than the yellow.</span>
If you add butter milk and marshmellows to yams and whip them, you can eat them all day long.
I know that there is a "sweet potato" and a "yam". The SPotato is lighter in color and looks more like a regular potato. Those are just as good and maybe that is what is referred to as white yams, I don't know. Couldn't hurt to eat both kinds I guess.
I had to laugh when you said you were going to eat one helping of yams a day. I reminded me of my sons when they were babies. They loved sweet potatoes and the dr could always tell because their skin took on an orange tone.
I do not like them at all. I have this recipe I make every holiday for sweet potato souffle (sp). I actually use Yams. My family loves it because it is so sweet. Hmmmmmmmm if it really helps with fertility wonder if I could make myself eat it.
Yams, a type of sweet potato, have also been linked with multiple births. A tribe in Africa whose diet consists mostly of yams was recently found to have exceptionally high rates of twins and multiple births. Yams are thought to contain chemicals that stimulate hyperovulation, increasing your chances of conceiving twins.
We use the words 'yams' and 'sweet potatoes' interchangeably. We can buy 'yams' in the meat section in our grocey stores already precut, skinned and really to cook. I wonder where I I can locate real 'yams' here. We have an international food market not too far away from my house. I just might make a visit there to see whether they have 'yams.'