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Nutrition

Old-Fashioned Summer Foods To Soothe Your Nerves

Everybody’s on edge these days, but it’s time for some summer fun with the 4th of July. Here are easy-breezy brain healthy recipes your family will devour on Independence Day. What’s even better is these foods also have some serious soothing properties that can help take that edge off, so you feel cool and calm.…

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Is It OK To Have Diet Cheat Days?

When you’re trying to follow a brain-healthy eating plan, you may wonder if you can get away with a weekly cheat day (or more cheat days during the pandemic). The notion of cheat days as an acceptable part of a healthy diet is so common there are nearly 4 million posts on Instagram using the…

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The ABCs Of Oxalates: Bad For Your Health Or No Biggie?

Oxalates seem to be the latest buzzword in the nutrition arena. People are curious about this common compound because although it is found in many plant-based foods we consider to be healthy, it may cause trouble for some people. Why? Let’s take a deep dive into oxalates to know if you should avoid them or…

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Kick The Quarantine 15

Is the coronavirus lockdown getting you down? Are you baking up a storm to soothe your stress? Drinking Quarantinis on Zoom happy hours to drown your depression? Indulging in comfort foods to quiet your anxiety? All of this could be adding up to the Quarantine 15—the extra 15 pounds of fat that so many people…

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The 5 Things Every Brain Warrior Needs In A Pandemic

It’s important to take stock of what we really need to get through a crisis and what’s unnecessary or even harmful. Here’s my Brain Warrior’s buying guide for the ongoing coronavirus lockdowns. 1. Brain Healthy Food Just because we’re facing a crisis doesn’t mean you can allow yourself to give in to your cravings for…

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What’s All The Hype About Chia Seeds?

Chia seeds are one of the biggest food trends in years. The tiny black seeds from the chia plant (Salvia hispanica) are hugely popular now, but their history dates back to 3,500 B.C. and the Aztec and Mayan cultures. In the Mayan language, the word “chia” means “strength.” Sounds good, but what’s the real deal…

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Is Dopamine Causing Your Midnight Snacking?

Did you know that the brain’s reward center is linked to your biological clock? A new study has found that consuming junk food that causes the brain to pump out the feel-good neurotransmitter dopamine disrupts the circadian clock and leads to snacking and overeating at all hours of the day and night. The end result?…

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What Every Brain Warrior Needs To Know About Carb Confusion

Carbs—they can be so confusing! Without a doubt, the most common nutrition questions I get from Brain Warriors are about carbohydrates—which ones to eat, which ones to avoid, when to eat them, and how much to eat. I hear you. To clear up some of the confusion, here’s my Brain Warrior’s Guide to Carbs… Carbs…

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I’m Obsessed With These Gluten-Free Tortillas

My tribe of Brain Warriors are always asking me for recommendations for grain-free and gluten-free alternatives. Here’s my latest obsession that I know you’ll love too. These are the most authentic-tasting tortillas I’ve found that aren’t made from unhealthy grains like corn or flour, and that aren’t full of nasty gluten. They’re also non-GMO, dairy-free,…

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When Wild Seafood May Not Be Best

If you love to eat seafood like I do, you may be confused about which fish is best for Brain Warriors. You may have heard that it’s always better to choose wild-caught fish over farm-raised fish, but this is a misconception. Wild isn’t always the best choice for Warriors. How can you know which seafood…

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