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Fresh Berries on the Brain!

Fresh Berries on the Brain!

They’re back!  With the month of May comes signs of summer and perhaps our favorite part of the season – fresh berries!  Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and of course strawberries all top some of our favorite breakfast dishes including our popular Seasonal Berry Crepes, Strawberry Belgian Waffles, Blueberry Belgian Waffles, Seasonal Berry French Toast, and our Blueberry Pancakes. Next time you are heading out for breakfast in Denver, be sure to try one of these berry delicious breakfast dishes!

 

Did you know that berries are good for your brain?  Here are some amazing facts which show that eating berries (on your pancakes and waffles!) can make you smarter!  Here are some berry brainy facts:

  • Berries are loaded with antioxidant-rich plant compounds called flavonoids that provide potent health protection.
  • Berries Reduce inflammation in the brain thereby slowing brain damage and brain aging.
  • Berries enhance brain cell survival meaning your brain cells will live longer!
  • Berries increase neuroplasticity – your brain’s ability to lay down totally new pathways that are important for learning and memory.
  • Research from the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging in Boston reports that berries also take care of your brain by activating a natural housekeeping mechanism. When activated, toxic proteins linked to age-related memory loss and mental decline, including Alzheimer’s disease, are cleaned up and recycled. Eating berries is like hiring a housekeeper for your brain.

So, what do you get when you eat more berries with your breakfast?  Eating more berries helps your brain age better, think better, learn better and remember more.  Seems like a no-brainer!  Join us for a berry delicious breakfast soon for brain health!

Meet our Executive Chef Alex Tafoya

Meet our Executive Chef Alex Tafoya

This past week we sat down with our Executive Chef, Alex Tafoya and got to know a bit about him and his culinary inspirations.  Here is what we learned! Q: Tell us about yourself: A: I was born and raised in Colorado Springs Colorado, and moved to Denver Colorado in 1997 with my Mom and… Continue Reading

It’s time for an EGGstravaganza!

It’s time for an EGGstravaganza!

Now that spring is officially here, we have eggs on the brain!  Easter is just a couple of weeks away and eggs are truly an icon of the new season.  Most folks know that eggs are healthy and delicious, but we thought we would share a few lesser known facts about the incredible egg.  Did… Continue Reading

Searching for Pancake Restaurants Near Me?

Searching for Pancake Restaurants Near Me?

How do you find new restaurants?  Do you ask friends for recommendations?  Or do you prefer to use technology?  If your browser history shows the search term pancake restaurants near me, or other similar searches, you’re not alone.  According to a survey of 1,000 American adults by RetailMeNot, 13% of the respondents use food and… Continue Reading

Bring on Spring!

Bring on Spring!

March 20 marks the Vernal Equinox, or the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere.  On the equinox, the sun will rise due east and set due west exactly twelve hours later marking the beginning of longer, warmer days to come!  Each spring we like to start incorporating fresh ingredients into our meals, including these… Continue Reading

Cold Mornings Require Hot Eats!

Cold Mornings Require Hot Eats!

Though this February in Denver has been quite lovely, we are fairly certain that Old Man Winter has a few chilly days left for us before spring officially arrives.  For breakfast on a frosty morning, we all crave something a bit warmer than cold cereal.  Here are a few ideas to warm up your breakfast… Continue Reading

Celebrate National Grapefruit Month!

Celebrate National Grapefruit Month!

Did you know that February is National Grapefruit Month?  Slightly sweet, slightly tart, and pretty in pink, grapefruits have graced the breakfast table as far back as anyone can remember! We think this oh-so-healthy breakfast staple deserves some celebration.  Here are a few fun facts about grapefruits! Grapefruits are naturally loaded with the antioxidant Vitamin… Continue Reading

 

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