New York Filipina opens Honeybrains fast-casual restaurant, focused on nourishing the brain

NEW YORK — Honeybrains is a fast-casual restaurant created with a whole lot of science behind it, to boost the human brain.

“We created Honeybrains to be a place where we make brain health accessible to everyone, and it starts with nutrition,” says Marisa Seifan. “We based our menu after looking at the science related to the food and the brain.”

The brains behind Honeybrains is a Filipino-American former federal prosecutor named Marisa Seifan.

“I became a prosecutor, because I think it’s important that people see people in certain positions that look like them.”

She was among the assistant U.S. District attorneys in the 90’s who put Italian-American gangster John Gotti’s assassin behind bars for life.

“It was an extremely stressful job and I have 3 children, my health was definitely affected by not eating well and tremendous amounts of stress, fortunately, I have a brother in law who is a neurologist, I talked to him about issues that I was having.”

Seifan thought about her life’s direction and decided to open a restaurant focused on ingredients that keep brains healthy.

“A very easy way to improve your brain health is to stop using processed sugars, so we sourced raw honey from sustainable apiaries.”

The brain bar also serves shots of healthy drinks with anti-oxidants, healthy fat, vitamins and minerals.

When it comes to food – the Honeybrains menu is based on the current dietary guidelines of the national institute on aging and other scientific studies….

Seifan said essential brain nutrients come from legumes, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and food high in omega 3 fats, creating delicious items based on neuroscience.

Knowing that the human brain is notoriously hard to treat — Seifan said an ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure, especially when it involves our most important organ.

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