I’m not a nutritionist, but I listen to and understand my body. Over the years, I’ve paid attention to what works for me and what doesn’t in relationship to the grub I eat.
That said, I think everyone should bio-hack their own body and figure out what works for them, because as you’ve probably figured out by now, there’s a plethora of nutritional advice out there, most of it contradictory. And everybody has “scientific” research to back up their claims. You can find a study to support just about any nutritional assertion you make. For example, this source says apples are good for you and this source says apples are bad for you. The right answer is anybody’s guess.
Here’s a list of 17 bad “healthy” foods:
1. Whole wheat bread
2. Brown sugar
4. Chicken breasts
6. Whole wheat pasta
7. Flavoured yogurt
8. Canned organic beans
9. Pasteurized milk
10. Skim milk
11. Certain fruits (Mangoes, cherries, and grapes)
14. Soy milk
15. Fresh pressed fruit juices
16. Energy bars
17. Boxed Cereals (the kind labeled healthy)
I’m sure you raised an eyebrow at some of the food on this list. And I’m equally sure you could find something that would support why you should eat the items on this list.
So back to my original point, bio-hack your own body to find out what works for you or not. Keep it simple. Eat more whole food than processed food. Chill-out on the sweet stuff. Make sure you’re getting the right amount of macro nutrients (Protein, Carbs, and Fat) to support what you’re trying to achieve. Lastly, drink plenty of water.