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*NEW* Mayor of NYC Announces #MeatlessMondays at Gracie Mansion! We’ve Got Recipes!

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We love food, whether it’s a recipe that’s been passed down in the family, or updates on classics from our favorite stars. But we also want that food to be pretty healthy (we’re trying to be good, okay?), and when we heard the news that fifteen schools in Brooklyn, NY, are going to be having vegetarian meals every Monday (#meatlessmondays), we thought this would be a perfect opportunity to share some of the best vegetarian meals we’ve found with you. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the new meal plan today, and will also be having vegetarian meals on Mondays, alongside Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, and all of Gracie Mansion (the residence of the Mayor of New York…

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Spartan Up! Boku Superfoods’ Reno Rollé on Nutrition and Success

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2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Nominee and Boku Superfoods owner Reno Rollé spent years trying to develop a “superior” food in hopes of helping his son’s ADD. Once he realized it worked – and worked well – he developed a line of products and created a company, Boku Superfoods. Here, Rollé speaks with Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, about how a small amount of success propelled him forward and the role that nutrition plays in both challenges and success. For more, watch the Podcast above. ABOUT SPARTAN UP! THE PODCAST: Every day, Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race and a New York Times bestselling author, inspires millions of people all over the world to…

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Spartan Up! Clint Wattenberg Says the Key to a Healthy Diet is Moderation

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Cornell head nutritionist and author of Performance Nutrition for Wrestlers, Clint Wattenberg, has a message for all of those extreme dieters and “perfect” eaters: it’s not necessary! In this podcast, Wattenberg explains to Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, that anything in moderation is the key to a healthy diet and why any “extreme” can sometimes lead to the opposite of the desired affect. For more, watch the Podcast above. ABOUT SPARTAN UP! THE PODCAST: Every day, Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race and a New York Times bestselling author, inspires millions of people all over the world to get off the couch and take on any obstacle, on an off the course. In Spartan…

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Can pickles cure your social anxiety? The experts say, “yes!”

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Crowds put you on edge. Walking down a crowded sidewalk can make you anxious. Even hanging out with a large group of your peers might be a little uncomfortable. Well, maybe the problem is that you’re not eating enough pickles. Yeah, you read that right. Pickles and other fermented foods offer a variety of health benefits and a recent study – as cited by Rebecca Rupp for National Geographic – indicates a link between fermented vegetables and the easing of social anxiety. According to the study, published in the August issue of Psychiatry Research, foods like pickles, sauerkraut and yogurt specifically target a person’s neuroticism. William and Mary psychologist and co-author of the study Matthew Hillimire said: “It is likely that the…

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