January 6, 2023
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Ben Greenfield's discoveries, from the latest news on the fronts of fitness, nutrition, health, wellness, biohacking, and anti-aging research. I also recap my upcoming events and special announcements so you can keep up with giveaways, discounts, and more!
My Latest Fascinating Discoveries: Cool New Things I'm Trying, Books I'm Reading, And More!
Satisfy Your Carb Craving With A No-Carb Noodle “Miracle”
Craving comfort food but trying to watch your carb intake? I get it.
While there are there are plenty of low-carb “carb food” options out there, most of them taste…well, kind of like sand.
Thankfully, several years ago I discovered Miracle Noodles. Originally called “Shirataki” noodles, Miracle Noodles, which have a chewy, rice-noodle type of texture, are traditionally a staple known and used in Asia for over two thousand years. They are made from a soluble plant fiber called glucomannan, which in Miracle Noodles is derived from a carboydrate-free flour made from konnyaku imo root.
So how do you cook them?
The answer is…you don't. To the extreme benefit of any “busy” healthy eaters out there, it's this simple:
Miracle Noodles are instantly ready. You just drain the pack and rinse in a strainer or colander for a couple of minutes. Then you add any number of spices, herbs, vegetables, seeds, nuts or lean meats to complete the meal. As an added bonus, this glucomannan fiber significantly slows the absorption of sugar into your bloodstream means that any carbohydrates that you may consume with the Miracle Noodles would actually cause less damage.
Along with noodles that you can spice up yourself, Miracle Noodles now has “done for you” keto meals that I've really been enjoying. For example, their Thai Peanut keto meal incorporates their angel hair pasta noodle (my fav) along with a low calorie Thai peanut sauce packet you stir into the noodles and voila!. The whole meal tastes like Pad Thai but is mostly just water (97% water) and 3% plant fiber. It's naturally low in calories (70 per serving) and has just 3g net carbs per serving. You can add your own chopped onions, peanuts, etc. to it if you want to dress it up a bit, though you don't really even need to.
Safe to say that Miracle Noodles has made eating low-carb a heck of a lot more enjoyable. Whenever I have a craving for spaghetti, rice, or any other normally carb-rich meal, I instead go straight to my pantry where I am stocked up on Miracle Noodles.
Click here to satisfy your carb craving with Miracle Noodles and use code BEN for 15% off.
My Favorite Vinegar (In A Limited-Edition, Must-Have Set)
Did you know that vinegar can work wonders for your blood sugar?
According to Carol Johnston, RD, Ph.D., professor and assistant director of the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion at Arizona State University, Pheonix, “The scientific evidence of vinegar’s blood sugar benefits is strong and consistent.”
As Dr. Johnston explains, “A recent statistical analysis of the 11 best studies concluded that consuming vinegar with a meal, compared with having the same meal without vinegar, reduced postmeal blood sugar spikes by an average of 40%.”
Now, there's a reason why this is important. Much of the metabolic damage caused by diabetes—and prediabetes—is caused by these spikes.
For the best effect on blood sugar, it's best to consume vinegar at or near the start of a meal. For the most reliable effect, dilute two tablespoons of vinegar in a glass of water and drink it with the first bites of the meal.
For the most delicious, nutritious vinegar, I recently discovered a four-vinegar set available exclusively from T.J. Robinson. You may have heard this name before as I've raved about his artisanal olive oils in the past and have had him on my podcast as well. This time, it's all about his latest collection of the four most outstanding barrel selections from Europe’s top artisanal vinegar masters. These best-of-Europe kinds of vinegar are so flavorful, once you taste them, you will never again be satisfied with store-bought, mass-produced vinegar, which is notorious for containing additives, chemicals, thickeners, colors and other nasties. These fine artisanal vinegars from T.J. also make for a great birthday, anniversary, or anytime gift.
Get T.J. Robinson's exclusive four-vinegar set by clicking here (hint: I've been making cocktails with mine – e.g. a shot of vinegar, a squeeze of lemon, ice and soda water – amazing!)
My New Parenting Book Is Available To Pre-Order Now
It's officially done.
That is, I just put the finishing touches on my brand new parenting book – which covers and decodes everything from education to baby nutrition to discipline to legacy to finances to college and much, much more!
It's called…drumroll please…
Boundless Parenting: Tools, Tactics & Habits of Great Parents.
This book isn't just written by me and my superstar wife Jessa. Rather, I put together a dream list of amazing and inspirational parents who I admire and asked them to share their best-of-the-best tools, tactics, and habits for raising incredible children in this modern world.
Part of my motivation to create this anthology of parenting wisdom was my own wish to know “all the answers” before I became a parent. I would have loved to have had the perfect parenting blueprint. Unfortunately, when Jessa and I were young parents, there was no step-by-step instruction guide that existed for how to raise impactful, happy, and fulfilled young humans – so we, along with most parents, walked into this life-altering journey without a blueprint.
But now it exists. Why try to go on this parenting journey alone and make time-wasting and life-changing mistakes when parents who have come before you can share with you all their insider secrets?
So now Boundless Parenting is here…I couldn't be more excited, and guess what? Pre-orders are LIVE right now! Head over to BoundlessParentingBook.com to learn more and sign-up for pre-order notifications.
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::: Save 20% On Nicotine Gum That's Effective *And* Healthy :::
One of my go-to gums for a long, grueling day of writing and other work is nicotine gum.
Nicotine is a potent cognitive stimulant and has been shown to improve motor skills, attention capacity, memory, and reaction time, and may even have neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects, serving as a potential therapeutic for Parkinson’s Disease.
However, most nicotine gum is full of artificial sweeteners, chemicals, and other nasties, so for the most part, in the past I usually avoided it and instead opted for nicotine toothpicks.
That is, until I found Lucy Gum—a much cleaner, sugar-free, and aspartame-free nicotine gum, with 4mg of nicotine per serving. It’s a huge improvement on the texture and taste of existing options and is, unlike Nicorette, actually enjoyable to chew. I often keep a pack of Lucy Gum in my home office for those days I know I’m going to need a little extra in terms of my ability to focus, recall, or be highly productive. They also offer 2, 4, and 6mg nicotine strengths depending on your needs.
Heading into 2023, there's no better time to make a New Year's resolution to cut down on smoking, or if you're in the market for an effective, healthy, and delicious nicotine gum.
Click here and use code BEN20 to save 20% on Lucy Nicotine Gum.
Six Senses Retreat: February 27, 2023 – March 3, 2023
Join me for my “Boundless Retreat” at Six Senses from February 27th, 2023 to March 3rd, 2023, where you get to improve on your functional fitness, nutrition, longevity, and the delicate balance between productivity and wellness. Complete with a healthy farmhouse breakfast, yoga spa sessions, and sound healing, you get to learn how to live a boundless life just like me, and I'd love to see you there. Learn more here.
Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar!
Kion Product Of The Week: Kion Aminos Featured Flavors
Kion Aminos just added mouth-watering Watermelon and Mango to their already delicious lineup of essential amino acid supplements.
If you aren’t using Kion Aminos yet, it’s time to start.
Check this out: You’ve probably heard that your body is made up of mostly water. What you probably haven't heard is that everything is 50% amino acids.
These building blocks of life are essential for health and fitness. No matter how you like to move—whatever you do to stay fit—amino acids are essential.
This is why Kion Aminos is my fundamental supplement for fitness.
I drink them every day for energy, muscle, and recovery.
Kion Aminos is backed by over 20 years of clinical research, has the highest quality ingredients, no fillers or junk, undergoes rigorous quality testing, and tastes amazing with natural flavors.
So, if you want to naturally boost energy, build lean muscle, and enhance athletic recovery…you need to get Kion Aminos.
Asking A Quick Favor About My New Book Endure: Tools, Tactics & Habits For Spiritual Stamina
I just wanted to quickly thank all of you who ordered a copy of my new book, Endure: Tools, Tactics & Habits for Spiritual Stamina.
This book was written and inspired by my own personal temptations, struggles, and failures, and informed by what I’ve studied and learned along the way.
It’s my deepest wish and prayer that it touches your life and gives you the tools and tactics you need to build your own spiritual stamina, strap on your sword, trust God and experience the peace, love, and joy of His creation.
If Endure does make even the smallest impact on your life, I would love it if you could help me spread the word far and wide, by:
- Leaving a review on Amazon
- Sharing the book on social media and tagging me (@bengreenfieldfitness)
- Buying a copy for your friends and family
Thanks again for all your support!
P.S. I can also give special discounts for bulk purchases of my books. So, if you would like to use them for a Bible study or a book club, please email [email protected], and my team will get you set up.
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