What the experts say – the 2 minute read – Nutrition for Optimising Health

Right then, I’m gona keep this brief. Being conscious I’ve included ‘the 2 minute read’ in the title of this post, words are at a premium. The purpose of these short posts are to present what the experts in the fields of fitness, health & well-being, nutrition and bio hacking have to say. I won’t be getting too bogged down with the nitty gritty but if you have any queries I’m happy to help!

Each post I’ll give 2 to 3 insights and/or tips that you can incorporate. I’ll also give a small blurb regarding the expert. Please let me know your thoughts and if you like the format!

Today’s tips will be in regards to using nutrition to enhance your health and longevity.

Expert – Ben Greenfield

Ben is a famous biohacker, human body and brain performance coach, ex-bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, professional Spartan athlete, anti-aging consultant, speaker and author of the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health and Life”. Ben’s blog and podcast are at http://www.BenGreenfieldFitness.com and are well worth a butchers for some pretty ground breaking guests and insights on fitness, health & nutrition.

Ben Greenfield’s pro tips

1. Add the herbs thyme & rosemary when cooking red meats, such as steak, on a high temperature. As well as flavour, these herbs work to reduce the carcinogens created when over-cooking meat occurs, especially where it blackens.

2. Hopefully you will of heard the benefits of implementing some sort of fasting protocol into your daily routine by now, (if not, get googling). For added fat loss, try adding coffee when in a complete fasted state (in the morning for example). Coffee amps up the body’s ability to access and burn fatty acids. This can be further enhanced with some stevia, cinnamon and/or nutmeg that will increase the fasting benefits and not raise insulin. Some collagen is also ok to use sparingly as it has very little calories. Anything else added (butter/MCT for example) will break the fast as has calories in it.

3. There is some compelling research around the impact of artificial sweeteners increasing appetite and as such, weight gain. However, the spiking of appetite from artificial sweeteners only occurs with those not accustomed to them. So if not a regular user, don’t reach for the ‘diet’ version of your fave fizzy drink. If you are a regular Diet Coke drinker however, crack on.

Ok, hope you enjoyed and let me know your thoughts. Please like and leave a comment!

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