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Nutrition

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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What’s The Deal With Those Overnight Oats?

It’s become really popular for people to soak oats overnight in water or plant-based milk, like almond or coconut milk. That way, they can just grab them out of the refrigerator in the morning for a ready-to-go breakfast. But is this the best way to eat oats? The Benefits of Oats Oats are complex carbohydrates…

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Are You Using The Right Sugar Alternative?

So, you want to kick your sugar habit? There are numerous alternative sweeteners on the market, but which ones are up to Brain Warrior standards and which ones are merely weapons of mass destruction? I’ve researched them all and here are 4 sugar alternatives to try and 5 to toss. My Top 4 Sugar Alternatives…

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11 Tips For Warrior-Style Holiday Eating

The holidays are upon us and you know what that means—family, friends, and coworkers trying to foist unhealthy foods and booze on you that will throw you off your brain healthy program. Don’t let it happen! You don’t have to act like a sheep and let others poison your body and brain with foods that…

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