What Is a Genius Salad?

from theĀ Broken Brain Podcast: Episode 9 with Max Lugavere


kale and spinach

(magnesium — repairs against DNA damage and creates energy)


arugula and cooked beets

(nitrates — increase blood flow to the brain)



(choline, Vitamin B12)

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

(Yolkin — lowers inflammation)



(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 kale, spinach, and arugula)


apple cider vinegar

(check out thisĀ blog)



(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