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Ratio

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Gaming food (no caffeine edition)
« on: Dec 09, 2011, 03:07 AM »
Foods that keep you awake without crashing. (No caffeine, no refined sugar, no taurine.)

Water is the one thing that lets you run longer than anything else. Drink a lot. And by a lot, I mean at least three times as much of it as you just thought of.

Tyrosine is an amino acid that is the primary precursor to the brain's production of norepinephrine. Norepinephrine keeps you awake, increases reaction time and makes you learn faster. Tyrosine is found (in quantity) in chicken, turkey, fish, peanuts, almonds, avocados, milk, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds.

Tyramine is derived from tyrosine and it has basically the same effect on your sympathetic nervous system as norepinephrine. It keeps your body awake, your eyes in motion and your fingers fast. Foods containing considerable amounts of tyramine include meats that are pickled, aged, smoked, fermented, or marinated (fish, poultry and beef), most pork (except cured ham), chocolate, most cheeses (except ricotta, cottage cheese, cream cheese and neufchatel cheese), sour cream, yogurt, shrimp paste, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, tempeh, miso, sauerkraut, snow peas, avocados, bananas, pineapple, eggplant, figs, red plums, raspberries, peanuts, Brazil nuts, coconut, and processed meat (sausage).

Vitamins! Flinstones chewables (children's vitamins) give quick and lasting pick-me-ups. Like gulping a 5 hour energy, except that vitamins are actually good for you and won't give you the shakes after your second day awake.

Eat oatmeal for iron and energy. Use dried fruits (cranberries, figs, cherries) and apples for sweetness.

Stabilize your blood sugar. Keeping your blood sugar even will do more to keep you awake than freebasing pixie stix. Apples, oranges, cashews, whole grain breads and whole grain pasta are good for this. Keep the bread and pasta in moderation, though... Too many carbs will put you down for the count. Eat once every three hours. Eating more often and in smaller portions helps keep you supplied with a steady amount of fuel and also keeps your blood sugar even. Getting up to move around and prepare food will also help keep you alert.

What about vegetables? Tomatoes, carrots, and other brightly colored vegetables are good for energy. If you like peanut butter on your celery, then celery is good too. Leafy vegetables should be eaten in conjunction with other things. In other words, some lettuce on a sandwich is a good thing.

If you're going to order delivery, get sushi. If you can't get good sushi delivered, move.

Consider making a large amount of soup as something you can have warm on the stove or quick to heat.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2014, 01:17 AM by Ratio »


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Re: Gaming food (no caffeine edition)
« Reply #1 on: Dec 09, 2011, 11:40 AM »
Ratio I love you.

Edit : No homo.

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Re: Re: Gaming food (no caffeine edition)
« Reply #2 on: Dec 09, 2011, 11:42 AM »
Ratio I love you.

Edit : No homo.

You wrote
Edit : No homo.
without actually editing.... lol

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Re: Re: Gaming food (no caffeine edition)
« Reply #3 on: Dec 09, 2011, 12:24 PM »
Ratio I love you.

Edit : No homo.

You wrote
Edit : No homo.
without actually editing.... lol

It's a habit of mine XD.

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Re: Re: Gaming food (no caffeine edition)
« Reply #4 on: Dec 09, 2011, 04:19 PM »
I have my 30 pack of Redbull!


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Re: Re: Gaming food (no caffeine edition)
« Reply #5 on: Dec 09, 2011, 06:01 PM »
I have my 30 pack of Redbull!

Everytime I see Redbull I think of Jim Carrey in Yes Man lol.

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Re: Gaming food (no caffeine edition)
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2014, 01:21 AM »
Resurrection!
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Re: Gaming food (no caffeine edition)
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2014, 03:07 AM »
I am going with my trusted game food. Red Bull and Pizza.


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Re: Gaming food (no caffeine edition)
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2014, 06:57 AM »
I am going with my trusted game food. Red Bull and Pizza.

Omg Utopi, made me lol so hard my kids just looked at me like I'm crazy....

And really, if I drank that much water and ate all that fiber I'd have to quest from the toilet. But vitamins are awesome; Yuri likes the gummy ones. 

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Re: Gaming food (no caffeine edition)
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2014, 07:53 AM »
Turkey makes you sleepy! :D

Turkey does have the makings of a natural sedative in i­t, an amino acid called tryptophan. Tryptophan is an essential amino acid, meaning that the body can't manufacture it. The body has to get tryptophan and other essential amino acids from food. Tryptophan helps the body produce the B-vitamin niacin, which, ­in turn, helps the body produce serotonin, a remarkable chemical that acts as a calming agent in the brain and plays a key role in sleep.

No midnight start for me unfortunately, but will be on around 7am
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