Super Food Elephant Yam ଓଲୁଅ ଭର୍ତା
In the world’s poorest regions, yams have been traditional and cheaper sources of carbohydrates and energy. And though their popularity-and gourmet chicness-has been on the rise in the last few years with chefs and trendy bars, especially in America, experimenting with these (as well as cassava and sweet potato), fact is that those ugly looking unseemly vegetables are a powerhouse of nutrients at a low cost.
Yams contain high carbohydrate, protein, vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and dietary fibers. They are known to help the digestive system, being high in fiber, can be used for weight loss because of this, but have also other known benefits. They help reduce LDL (the bad cholesterol) and are thus good for heart health. They are effective against hypertension, apparently also have anti-ageing properties and help maintain the hormonal balance in women. Moreover, they are even credited with increasing the production of red blood cells.