Edited and translated by Du Mingming, People's Daily Online
Chinese yam is a traditional Chinese medicine as well as a tasty food. Researches indicate that the B complex vitamins in Chinese yam is many times more than those in rice and its potassium content is also prominent. Besides, Chinese yam has auxiliary curative effect on diabetes because it is easy to produce satiety, which helps control food intake. Mannan in Chinese yam helps improve glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity.
Chinese yam is a high-starch food. When eating Chinese yam, people, especially the diabetics, should reduce the intake of staple foods.