Dave Asprey talks about his “biohacking” experience with his diet to optimize his health and to “upgrade” his life. At one point in his life, he was weighing 300 lbs. and decided he had enough of it. He researched various diets and experimented with them, however, he failed at meeting his objective of losing weight. Over a period time he developed a diet plan called the “bulletproof” diet which then lead to his ability to lose a pound/day. A lot of what he outlines is unconventional and counter-intuitive to what a balanced and healthy diet would consist of. Points I’ve taken away:
1. Certain foods naturally contain either mold toxins or anti-nutrients which negatively affect your body. They cause inflammation and if prolonged, can cause serious health problems. He then states that “research has shown time and again that high levels of inflammation are at the center of many diseases.“
2. “There are five basic things your diet should provide: energy for your brain, fuel for your body, nutrients for your cells, no unnecessary toxins, and, perhaps most importantly, satisfaction. But most low-calorie, low-fat diets fail to do any of these things. The truth is that many so-called “diet” foods are actually contributing to the obesity epidemic around the world.“
3. The calorie intake from fruits should only make up 5% of your daily intake. Fruits are high in fructose and fructose damages the body because “it feeds the bad bacteria in your gut.”
By Ryan Lee
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