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Nutrition

The Impossible Burger: Is It Healthy?

It sounds too good to be true—a plant-based burger with the taste and texture of a juicy beef patty that actually “bleeds” like the real thing—but that’s what people are saying about the Impossible Burger. And vegans, vegetarians, and people who just want to cut down on their beef intake are gobbling them up by…

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What The Heck Is Spirulina…and Is It Good For You?

There’s been some controversy lately about spirulina, and it’s time to clear up the confusion. Spirulina—also called blue-green algae—is a type of cyanobacteria, a single-celled microbe that grows in saltwater and in fresh water. It’s a favorite food source for many types of fish. And among humans, it has long been considered a superfood. But…

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5 Worst Halloween Candies For The Brain

Halloween can be tricky for Brain Warriors and Junior Warriors. If your Junior Warriors want to go trick-or-treating, that’s okay. You just need to have a plan for what to do with all that candy once they bring it home. A lot of Warriors tell me they swap out some of it for brain healthy…

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I Drank My Smoothie, But I’m Still Hungry!

I love protein smoothies, and I highly recommend them for a brain healthy start to your day. But some Brain Warriors tell me that they drink a smoothie and then half an hour to an hour later, they feel hungry again. What gives? It depends. As always, you need to tailor your meal plan to…

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Can You Eat Legumes If You Have IBS?

In some of my cookbooks and on my website, you’ll find recipes for savory things like hummus and lentils. They’re packed with healthy fiber and protein, but some Warriors who have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) say they have trouble digesting these substances, and they cause flare-ups of their symptoms. Before I go into more details…

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One Simple Secret To Break Your Bread Habit

You’re going out to dinner, and you’ve already checked the restaurant menu online and figured out the healthiest options you can order. You’re feeling good about spending quality time with friends while still honoring your body and brain with good nutrition. Everything’s going great, but then it happens. The server arrives at your table and…

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Fruit Juice—Fact and Fiction

Orange juice, cranberry juice, apple juice—they sound like they should be good for you. After all, they come from natural fruits, right? But is fruit juice really a brain healthy beverage, or is it bad for your brain? It’s time to separate fact from fiction once and for all. Fiction: Fruit juice is a good…

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5 Plant-Based GMO Foods To Avoid

You’ve probably heard about genetically modified organisms, the GMOs in our food supply. When you’re trying to eat a brain healthy diet that’s full of colorful produce, you may come across some plant-based foods that are GMO. What’s a Brain Warrior to do? Here are 5 plant-based GMO foods to avoid and how to still…

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So You Love Carbs? The Best Ones for Brain Warriors

I meet so many people who are just starting their Brian Warrior journey, and a lot of them readily admit that they crave carbohydrates—typically the high-glycemic refined kind, such as cookies, bread, and pasta. Getting over carb cravings is one of the first major steps to enhancing the health of your brain and body. Refined…

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The Truth About Vitamin K and Vitamin D

For optimal brain health, it’s critical to have adequate supplies of vitamin D. But some people have suggested that taking vitamin D could be harmful unless you also supplement with vitamin K. What’s the truth about these two vital vitamins? I checked in with our Chief Science Officer Dr. Parris Kidd to get the answers.…

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