Genius Salad

from the Broken Brain Podcast: Episode 9 with Max Lugavere

 

spinach

(magnesium — repairs against DNA damage and creates energy)

 

arugula and cooked beets

(nitrates — increase blood flow to the brain)

 

egg

(choline, Vitamin B12)

(carotenoids like lutein and zeaxanthin — protect your eyes and brain against aging)

(Yolkin — lowers inflammation)

 

walnuts

(good source of fat)

 

extra virgin olive oil

(favorable fatty acid profile AKA it’s a good fat)

(polyphenols — lowers inflammation)

(brings out the best compounds in the spinach and arugula)

 

apple cider vinegar

 

salt

(brings out the flavor in all of the ingredients)

 

nutritional yeast

(adds a savory flavor that’s similar to the taste of cheese)

 

herbs — like parsley and cilantro

(polyphenols)

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