Thank you to Juliette Britton, my partner at Make Nutrition Fun (see below for a link to enroll in our Make Nutrition Fun Introductory Course for free).
She provided me with this great recipe that is so yummy, and so good for you.
When I wrote my dissertation on brain-body health, I wanted to narrow down supplement recommendations (for optimal brain-body health) to a mere three.
I had already written a diatribe about the importance of Omega-3s, so I could pick just three more on top of that biggie.
Most people are reluctant to take a bunch of supplements for long periods of time, so I really had to pick wisely. At the top of the list was MCT (medium-chain triglycerides), and of course, you can eat these instead of taking supplements.
So here is the recipe (with MCT) from Juliette:
Here is my new go-to recipe! We make a big batch on Monday- and use it for the rest of the week as a side dish. Great source of starch, Vitamin A, and medium-chain fatty acids. Lots of healing power for those with leaky gut.
-3 lbs sweet potato, peeled and diced (about 4-5 large sweet potatoes)
-1 can full-fat coconut milk
-1 T. minced ginger
-1 t. cinnamon
-1/2 t. Celtic salt
Place in a slow cooker and cook on high for 2-3 hours (remember, my slow cooker is super fast). Use hand blender and blend until smooth.
*I sometimes eat this as my ‘dessert'.
Top 3 Supplements for brain health, assuming you've got your Omega-3s covered:
1) MCT Oil, 2) PQQ, and 3) CoQ10. MCT, which stands for medium-chain triglycerides, are metabolized directly by the liver to create ketones, a secondary source of fuel to the brain (other than glucose) which the brain particularly likes.
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