Excercise is King – Nutrition is Queen – Put them together and you have a Kingdom. Del 2.

I listened to an interesting podcast the other day and a conversation with Dr. Eric Verdin President and Scientist at The Buck Institute for Research of Aging.

This is a continuation from my last post about what we can do to feel better for longer. As for the diet, I believe in three things. Fresh food, fresh food and more fresh food. Avoid eating semi-finished and processed foods as much as possible. More vegetables, important for nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Natural fats and proteins from naturally pastured meat, poultry, fish and eggs and reduce a little on everything “white” such as refined, flour, grains and sugar that drive insulin, hunger and obesity and create hormonal imbalances. Speaking of imbalances. Watched the Netflix documentary Fed Up with my three teenage daughters this week. Interesting and extremely scary how the American junk food culture is killing an entire, even two generations of Americans decades prematurely. Poor schoolboys, I’m just saying. They pretty much get 100% crap food at school and unfortunately also at home in far too many families. Talk about being out of luck. Please watch it with your children. I promise they won’t be as hungry for soft drinks, pizza and Mc Donalds after that. Fed Up trailer:

Dr. Verdin believes that the research also clearly indicates that a low-carbohydrate diet with a focus on natural fats is clearly the most important from a “healthy lifespan” perspective and that a lot of carbohydrates wears hard on our organs with earlier aging as a result. Then it is practically very complicated to practice a so-called ketogenic diet focused on healthy fats and protein with extremely few carbohydrates. I did it for a couple of months a few years ago to test and was fine. A wonderful feeling to be able to cycle for 4 hours with only water and not have any urgent need for food afterwards, with fat as the primary fuel. But with a wife and three teenage daughters who are not particularly interested in renouncing what everything with carbohydrates is called and an otherwise social life where it also gets complicated, I have found a model that works well for me and that makes me feel good, be healthy and perform well on the bike too. Then it’s not just what you eat that matters. Without much also WHEN you eat. This year’s Nobel Laureates in Physiology/Medicine Hall, Rosbach & Young received their prize for their discoveries about our built-in clocks. More on that next time.


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