HomeFertile KitchenSweet potatoes for fertility


The Difference Between Sweet Potatoes and Yams

Many sources claim that yams can help you conceive twins. You may have heard that sweet potatoes or “yams” are good for fertility. Well, it's very true, the are! First let's clear up the confusion between yams and sweet potatoes. True yams (called Dioscorea) are not the ones you usually find in American grocery stores. They can be found in Africa and Asia and perhaps in some specialized grocery stores in the United States and elsewhere. I've looked for them in my local healthfood store and they didn't know what I was talking about. In some areas of the world where Dioscorea are readily available, women have a high rate of twins. These yams are thought to stimulate ovulation.

Since regular sweet potatoes or sometimes called “yams” (orange in color) are the most readily available, lets talk about the ways they may benefit fertility. Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin C, B, and vitamin B6. These antioxidants protect against cell damage – your eggs may benefit, no matter how old they are. Sweet potatoes also have an anti-inflammatory affect in the body. They have a positive affect on blood sugar and they are high in fiber which helps to eliminate toxins. Most Americans eat sweet potatoes as part of their Thanksgiving meal, however, they're starting to show up in fast food restaurants as a substitute to the traditional “side of fries”. The only problem is that they may be cooked in unhealthy oils. This video shows how you can quickly and easily make your own sweet potato fries in 15 minutes:

(If you are entering this site on this page, please click on the "Home" button to the left for my story, my articles, my blogs on fertility over 40, pregnancy over 40, miscarriage/recurrent miscarriage and how to order "You Can Get Pregnant Over 40 Naturally" book, DVD and CD.)

From My Infertility, Pregnancy Over 40 and Miscarriage Blogs:

Quick Reference Infographic

Embed Top 5 Things To Get Pregnant Over 40 on Your Site: Copy and Paste the Code Below




Purchase Book/DVD/CD Online

Preview DVD

Preview/Purchase CD

Frequently Asked Questions

Miscarriage Over 40

Ectopic Pregnancy

HcG Levels
and Miscarriage

Pregnancy Over 40

IVF Over 40

Donor Eggs Over 40

Get Pregnant Naturally

Why Can't I
Have A Baby?"

Emotional Freedom Technique
(EFT) and Fertility

Have A Baby Over 40

Short Menstrual Cycles
and Fertility

Natural Ways To
Increase Progesterone

Natural Progesterone Cream
How To Use

TTC With Arcuate Uterus

Wheatgrass For Fertility

Sweet Potatoes
Yams For Fertility

Adrenal Fatigue
and Reduced Fertility

Alkaline vs Acidic
Foods For fertility

Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Fertility and Green Tea

Fertility Tea Recipe

Make Your Own
Castor Oil Packs
For Fertility

Are You More Fertile
After A Miscarriage?

D & C After Miscarriage

Inositol and
Egg Quality

Pregnancy Over 40
Ringing In Ears

Chicken Pox and
Fertility In Men

Bee Pollen for Fertility

Chinese Medicine (TCM)
And Ayurveda For Fertility

Feng Shui for Fertility

Chinese Medicine (TCM)
And Ayurveda For Fertility

Feng Shui for Fertility

Acupuncture For Fertility

DHEA For Fertility

Get Pregnant
With High FSH

Endometriosis, Fertility
and Miscarriage

Natural Remedies
For Endometriosis

Alternative Medicine
and Home Remedies
For Miscarriage

Determining A Miscarriage
By Body Temperature

Joan Lunden
Twins In Her 50's

Celebrities Pregnant Over 40

Vitex Chasteberry

Top 5 Herbs For Fertility
And Pregnancy

Why Clomid May
Hurt Your Chances
Of Conception

Cervical Mucus

49 And Pregnant

Fertility Foods
Fertility Salad

Fertility Yogurt

For Fertility

Make Your Own

Trying To Conceive
As A Vegetarian

Evening Primrose Oil
For Fertility

Fish Oils to
Prevent Miscarriage

Create Your Own
Vision Board To Help
You Conceive

Infertility in
the Bible

Fertility Detox

Men's Fertility: Increase
Sperm Count

GMOs and Fertility

How Private Are
Your Internet Searches

Google + Author

Advertise On This Site


Visit My Blogs:

Infertility and Overcoming It
Over 40 Blog

Miscarriage Blog

Over 40 Motherhood Blog