Posted on December 7, 2021
Puna Yams: The Best Tasting Food For Your Brain?
Candied sweet potatoes, or pastries, as many people call them, have become increasingly popular in recent years. Better planting and storage techniques have helped increase the popularity of sweet potatoes and sweet puna yam. Moreover, due to availability, prices remain affordable compared to other forms of production.
Another benefit is the many vitamins and nutrients that this vegetable contains. For example potassium, fibre, beta-carotene, thiamine, and others. However, what experts pay more attention to is the high amount of vitamins and nutrients that are good for the brain.
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Sweet puna yam help nourish the brain because of their high levels 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 that set our mood, our ability to relax, think more clearly and remember facts.
In fact, all the B vitamins help our brain cells talk to each other by helping to produce dopamine and serotonin. Now, are you starting to understand why more and more people are calling candied sweet potatoes the best food for the brain? And why should people include more yams or sweet potatoes in their diet?
This puna yam 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 formation of brain rust and help cleanse the brain of the rust that has already formed.