Foods That Hurt or Help Your Brain with Max Lugavere

Real Talk with Marissa Streit

24-05-2023 • 1 hr 14 mins

Can certain foods boost your brain power? Do you know what foods are best to eat and which to avoid? Max Lugavere has spent the last 10 years researching how food impacts our health. He speaks with PragerU CEO Marissa Streit to dispel common myths and answer questions about nutrition. If you’re wondering why we’re being told Lucky Charms cereal is healthier than eggs, you won’t want to miss this talk. Make sure to watch other episodes of Real Talk featuring a vegan and a carnivore for additional perspectives on how we should be eating.

00:00 - Welcome to Real Talk

01:43 - Could Diet Contribute to Dementia?

05:34 - Alzheimer’s Disease: Is It Preventable?

14:51 - Are There “Good Foods” and “Bad Foods”?

18:25 - Are Butter and Eggs Healthy or Harmful?

24:34 - Real Milk vs. Plant-Based Milk

27:15 - What Is a Good Vegetable Balance?

30:48 - Are Seed Oils Really Bad for You?

37:51 - The Myth of Granola Bars and Other “Healthy” Meals

44:12 - You Probably Need to Eat More Protein

44:49 - Food and Access in America

47:36 - Do You Need to Buy Organic Food?

50:32 - Eat More Whole Foods

54:31 - The Fight over the Tufts University Food Compass

01:02:26 - The Strange Link between Mouthwash and Blood Pressure

01:08:50 - The Genius Life: How to Read Scientific Papers

01:10:50 - Healthy Lifestyle Advice

01:14:06 - The Verdict on Chocolate and Wine

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