Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life

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Most coffee contains mold toxins, which are harmful to your health.

To avoid mold-exposure, it’s best to buy your coffee from shops that use their own roasters, if possible. You should also try to buy single-origin coffee instead of blended coffee.

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Drink your coffee with a bit of butter.

medium-chain triglyceride oil (MCT oil), to your coffee

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Harmful bacteria in your gut can cause insulin resistance and inflammation.

People who are naturally thin have more bacteria from the bacteroidetes phylum

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generate more of it by eating foods that contain polyphenols. They’re found in brightly colored vegetables like peppers and carrots. Coffee is the richest source of polyphenols, however. Chocolate contains polyphenols too.

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Eat the right fats in order to lose weight.

consume more short- and medium-length fats like MCT oil.

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Oxidation is the culprit behind inflammation and the effects of aging.

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Avoid foods that don’t have any real nutritional value.

Monosodium glutamate or MSG is the most common artificial flavor in processed foods.

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sugar and cocaine trigger the same reward centers in the brain?

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Eliminating sugar from your diet is one of the best things you can do for your overall health.

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Intermittent fasting boosts your metabolism and sharpens your focus.

Intermittent fasting traditionally meant eating all your food in a shorter period of the day, usually within six to eight hours. In recent years it’s become quite popular, and for good reason: it helps fat loss, prevents cancer and builds your muscles.

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Do high-intensity workouts at spaced-out intervals.

Weight training is the best form of exercise, as long as you keep each workout under 20 minutes.

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Try high-intensity interval training instead: run the fastest you can for 30 seconds, then rest for 90 seconds. Repeat for 15 minutes.Another benefit of high-intensity training is that your body will produce more of the performance anti-aging hormone HGH, which your body makes to keep you looking young.

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Your diet has a big impact on the quality of sleep you get.

One good way to improve your sleep is to eat fat at dinner. It can be grass-fed butter, animal fat, coconut oil or MCT oil. Fat is a long-burning fuel for your mind and body, so eating these fats before sleep gives you a stable stream of energy.

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fish oil containing DHA helps you produce serotonin, the neurotransmitter that promotes feelings of happiness and lowers the stress hormones that can interfere with sleep.Finally, eating raw honey before you go to bed also improves the quality of your sleep.

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Final summary

The key message in this book:The Bulletproof Diet isn’t just about losing weight. It’s about having a higher energy level and better focus too. If you consume the right fats and proteins, do high-intensity workouts, sleep right and fast intermittently, your body and mind will function as well as you look!

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About the book:

The Bulletproof Diet (2014) shows you how to hack your body to optimize your health, lose weight and increase your mental functioning. How? Maintain a diet filled with the right proteins and fats, and learn to exercise and sleep in the most effective way possible.

About the author:

Dave Asprey is a New York Times bestselling author and the chairman of the Silicon Valley Health Institute.