Why Do We Diet?
We all strive to be the best we can be. We are not always effective in this pursuit. However, we can always continue to learn and push ourselves. There is a lot of health fads that are trending online these days, so it’s time to talk about which ones are useful and which ones can be left at the curbside.
But first, I need to lay something big on the table. We live in an era where authority resources skew their data to meet the demands of the lobbyists and politics. Recently, the American Heart Association just announced that we should move from eating coconut oil to eating more vegetable oils.
Now, this is the same recommendation they gave back in the 70’s. For the AHA to provide this recommendation to all the people who look to them for health advice, they had to ignore every study done on fat and its association to heart diseases past the 1960’s. Are they living in the past or are they giving advice based on the reactions of those who take it and how that would affect special interests? I’ll let you be the judge.
Notable Diets in 2017
The Bulletproof Diet is one created by self-proclaimed biohacker Dave Asprey. Dave was a Silicon Valley consultant before the inception of Bulletproof and created a health brand with a loyal following. His process defies the usual “low fat” diet and suggests that going after high-quality fats while staying away from sugar is the foundation of health and longevity. In summary, Dave says you should be able to eat as much as you want and feel satiated knowing you are putting foods in your body that don’t have any inflammatory triggers. He is also a big fan of nootropics, which broadly defines brain supplements and smart drugs. You can read about the Bulletproof Diet and Bulletproof Coffee on his website. Nootropicstacks.net is a trusted site in the nootropic space as well.
The Paleo Diet.
The Paleo Diet has been around for quite some time, and that’s the point its followers are trying to make: eat what our ancestors ate, and you will be healthy. Someone following this diet would eat a lot of high-quality meats, eggs, fruits and vegetables that are natural and come directly from the Earth we live in. The Bulletproof Diet is similar in this way. However, it suggests that we should ingest things that science and technology have allowed us to produce.
Diets to Avoid
Diets high in sugar or carbs and very low in fat should be avoided. Fat and cholesterol have gotten a bad rep over the years although recent science has proved a lot of the previous studies were wrong. Quality fats and cholesterol are good for burning fat and keeping bad cholesterol to a minimum. It helps the cell membranes in the body function optimally and gives your mitochondria a boost. Additionally, you become more efficient at metabolizing healthy compounds, such as vitamins and supplements.
Nootropics Are Changing The Game
Nootropics are a newly used buzz word. However they have been around for a long time. They are used to enhance cognition and provide lasting mental stamina. A lot of high performers use these smart drugs to stay at the top of their game without any crash. Nootropic Stacks is our favorite site to learn more about these compounds and how they can help.