Yam cakes or pastries, as they are known by many, have become increasingly popular in recent years. Better planting and storage techniques have helped increase the popularity of pastries and sweet potatoes. Moreover, due to availability, prices remain affordable compared to other forms of production. These puna yams are also known as puna yam tuber.
Another benefit is the many vitamins and nutrients that this vegetable contains. For example potassium, fibre, beta-carotene, thiamine, and others. What the experts found more of, however, was a plethora of brain-healthy vitamins and nutrients.
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Yams help to nourish the brain due to a large amount of B6, a vitamin that is important for the production of neurotransmitters in the brain. The nervous system relies on these neurotransmitters to convey messages to the brain. For example, messages regulate our mood, our ability to relax, think more clearly, and remember facts.
In fact, all B vitamins help our brain cells talk to each other by helping to produce dopamine and serotonin. Are you starting to understand why more and more people are calling sweets the best food for the brain? And why should people include more sweets or sweet potatoes in their diet?
This wonder vegetable also contains a large number of antioxidants. Antioxidants help protect and defend our brain from free radicals or damage to brain cells. Another benefit of consuming foods that contain antioxidants is that it protects us from the build-up of brain rust and helps cleanse the brain of the rust that has formed.