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From Our Friends: September 27, 2013

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Welcome to this week's installment of From Our Friends, a weekly roundup where we highlight some of our favorite posts, published by our friends and partners around the web. This week's edition includes the best brain food to feed children's hungry minds, how watching your favorite sports teams lose can be a bad call for your health and wellness, a silly new gimmick one fast food joint is serving up to sell french friends to nutrition-conscious consumers, why a more mindful outlook can keep the glass half full, which snack mix favorite is being touted at the crunchy new superfood, and how to indulge in delicious a brew with your buddies while staying sustainable, organic, vegan, and gluten-free!

1. Power Up! Just like an athlete eats for optimal athletic performance, our kids' brains are in training too. Their brains are actively and dramatically growing just like their never-still bodies and need our mindful care. MightyNest shares the best foods to help your child stay focused & energized!

2. Go team? Fans of losing sports teams eat badly, and why spend 3 hours watching TV anyway?!? ExperienceLife found that fans of losing teams binge on bad food more than those whose teams come out on top. The losers up their saturated fat intake by 16 percent and their calories by 10 percent after the game. 

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3. Fast food satisfaction or science fiction? Burger King’s new fries have fewer calories and less fat, and are hilariously called Satisfries. BlissTree says Satisfries have 40 percent less fat and 30 percent fewer calories than regular style french fries from McDonald’s, but will you pick up the chains greasy new gimmick?

4. Sometimes it can be tough to gauge if your personal "glass" is half full or half empty. YogiTimes shares a powerful lesson in divine wisdom, awareness, and purpose. When you start to include this divine wisdom and purpose in your life, your ability to stay in awareness and learn from your life becomes a joy you can experience every in breath you take.

5. The Organic Whey is nuts about Brazil Nuts. Looking for a new superfood? The Brazil Nut is ahead of the rest when it comes to nutrition.

6. Want to catch a buzz with some friends without sacrificing your diet and lifestyle choices? EcoSalon says that a great alternative is Unity Vibration Triple Goddess kombucha beer. A marriage of fresh-brewed kombucha, organic hops, and a medley of seasonal flavors, the brew is also gluten-free, raw, vegan, local, 95% organic, and 7% alcohol by volume!

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