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Foods for Brain Health

Barton Seaver - Foods for Brain Health

This event was on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern

Join us for an exciting live event with acclaimed chef and sustainability expert, Barton Seaver, as he shares his expertise on the powerful connection between food and brain health. … Read More.



How about saturated fats and the brain? Butter? Cheeses?

— Lea Gracer


I know that there there are some inflammatory process to those specially with with highly saturated fats that are just not good for well the rest of our body and particularly really really for our gut and our gut bacteria the microbiome that is there. That is it has a huge effect on our brain health. In fact, the Vegas nerve that connects our stomach to our brain an interesting little fact is that in in the embryonic stage the the brain and the gut both come from the same cell that splits off and become so they are intimate really intimate really really intimately related all the way down to the cellular level. I don't fully understand the science of that so I won't dive into it. But two things that come from the same thing must must be related in my opinion. So the saturated fats and butters are really they're not optimal for our gut health for that microbiome there. They're not optimal for our overall health for our cardiovascular health for our weight management as well. So those all play a role into You know overall overall health but also brain health. One caveat to that is that if a small Pat of butter put on top of some broccoli is going to get that broccoli into your face. It's pretty good use of butter and calories in my opinion. And really I think a common sense approach to this is the dose makes the poison, right and if a small amount of butter actually gets the large amount of broccoli or kale or whatever it is in into your body regularly, then it's a pretty good use to me that said, oh well on Broccoli is really delicious, right? So There you go. Try it out. There's some really buttery olive oils too out there.
Barton Seaver

Barton Seaver

Chef, Educator, Author