Loaded with antioxidants just like orange and yellow sweet potatoes, the pigments in the purple variety give it some distinct advantages in promoting brain health. These pigments help preserve the integrity of blood vessels that transport oxygen to the brain that normally diminish as we age.
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Omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid are known primarily for lowering harmful blood fats called triglycerides. They can also help to mildly lower blood pressure. A daily dose of 1 gram can help with blood pressure, but 2-4 grams is recommended for lowering triglycerides.
Nuts, especially almonds, hazelnuts, and peanuts, are a good source of vitamin E, which helps to minimize inflammation. Eat a single one ounce serving of any of these nuts daily year round to help prevent symptoms. If you do have symptoms, increase the servings or add a few tablespoons of peanut butter as well.