New York Restaurant Serves ‘Mediterranean Mind Salad’ To Reduce Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease
A newly opened restaurant in New York is reported to have food on their menu aimed at reducing risk of Alzheimer's Disease of its customers. Owners also boast that it is a public health care initiative set in a café.
Items on the menu are created with micronutrient ingredients, according to co-owner Alon Seifan who is a neurologist practicing in Hollywood, Fla. He has a medical degree from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.
Seifan does not believe that food can directly prevent Alzheimer's Disease. Certain food items can fight inflammation, improve circulation and metabolism and promote nutrient balance. If one fails on those mechanisms, then the risk of getting the dreaded, memory-killing disease is high.
Seifan said that they are using walnuts in their "Mediterranean Mind Salad" as it has more omega-3 than other nuts. For $11, the salad has baby spinach, chickpeas, hummus, quinoa, spiced walnuts with green basil and honey dressing.
Honeybrains, the name of the restaurant, serve foods that have brain-benefiting properties. It has fruits, healthy fats, legumes, veggies and whole grains. One crowd favourite is their flaky seas bass with spiced sweet potatoes and wilted kale for $13.
Seifan said that their restaurant does not care much about calories because when people start to think about it they start to rule things out. He believes in eating enough good food and staying away from food overnight. The popular restaurant reportedly aiming for reduction of risk of Alzheimer's Disease host a wellness talk every Thursday for free.
Liz Applegate, UC Davis nutrition expert, said that brain food is real and it does matter what people shove down their throat. She said that brain is susceptible to food that can protect against oxidation damage. She is an advocate of the MIND diet saying that it can reduce risk of Alzheimer's Disease by 53 percent.