Sweet Potato Salsa
When thinking about brain health, always choose sweet potatoes over any other kind. Sweet potatoes are rich in antioxidants, reducing your risk of stroke, and are a great source of vitamin B6, C and D, magnesium and iron. Avocado, another super food, helps increase blood flow to various parts of your brain, supplying them with more oxygen and nutrients to help with memory and cognitive functioning. Avocados also provide our bodies with vitamins A, B1, and B2, minerals and phytonutrients. Like sweet potatoes, they too are rich in antioxidants.
Fight off stroke and cognitive decline starting with this brain-healthy recipe from Honest Cooking. It works great as a side dish or an appetizer!
- 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and diced small
- 1 red onion diced small
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 medium tomatoes diced small
- 2 avocados diced small
- juice of 1 lime
- coarse salt to taste
- Preheat oven to 450F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray or olive oil. Toss together sweet potato, red onion, and olive oil on top of sheet. Roast for 20-25 minutes, until potatoes are tender and brown in spots.
- Transfer to a large bowl and let cool completely. Toss with tomato, avocado, cilantro, and lime juice. Season with salt and toss to combine.
Looking for more brain friendly recipes? Check out our brain health recipes, or schedule a consultation with Dr. Diane® for personal help customizing your diet for your symptoms!