1. Cures Morning Sickness:
Morning sickness is one of the most common symptoms women experience during pregnancy. Adequate amount of vitamin B6 can provide relief from nausea and vomiting. Yams contain a good amount of vitamin B6 and may calm morning sickness.
2. Prevents Low Birth Weight:
Yam contains vitamin B6, which helps prevent low birth weight in babies. In the United States, around 8.52% of babies were born with low birth weight in 2021, according to a CDC National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) report. Including yam in a pregnancy diet can help decrease the risk of giving birth to low-birth-weight infants.