Bring an appetite, but leave your mind behind, when you drop into Honeybrains.
The new New York Cityrestaurant is co-owned by a neurologist, and it claims to be more that just a mere grab-and-go spot for grains bowls and avocado toasts. Rather, it bills itself as a “public health care initiative set in a cafe.” Really?
Co-owner Alon Seifan, a neurologist who practices in Hollywood, Fla., and has a medical degree from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, says menu items were created with “micronutrient”-packed ingredients in mind — meaning specific foods with allegedly brain-benefiting properties, including certain veggies, fruits, legumes, whole grains and healthy fats.
For example, Seifan said, walnuts have more omega-3 than other nuts, so they’re used in the “Mediterranean mind salad.”
Seifan doesn’t claim that walnuts or any other particular foods can directly prevent Alzheimer’s, as some press reports have incorrectly stated. Rather, he says certain foods fight inflammation, improve circulation and metabolism and promote “nutrient balance.” Weaknesses on any of those fronts, he tells The Post, “can increase your risk” of the dreaded, memory-killing disease.