"5 Common Foods To Stop Eating Now"

SkeletorSkeletor The Conqueror Worm ✭✭✭
edited July 2015 in Biohacker Banter

Saw this little article by Dave floating around out there and I have to say I disagree with a couple of his choices. He maligns bananas and coconut water in it, and I think most of us can agree that these are fairly nutritious things that can have a role in a healthy diet, especially if you're active and in need of some carbs. IIRC, Jason Miller posted a while back about how bananas have a better glucose: fructose ratio than sweet potatoes do, but Dave never passes up an opportunity to wax poetic about the value of sweet potatoes on refeeds. Coconut water filled with added sugar could be bad, but run-of-the-mill, plain coconut water? Really? He mentions pasteurization as being a bad thing, but doesn't go into detail. I dunno, but if I'm drinking coconut water, it's probably part of a post-workout drink. The stuff is a good source of electrolytes and carbs. I guess I'm not seeing the problem here?


 


What say you?


 


Edit: To be fair, this article looks to be 2 years old now. I only just realized it. Bulletproof shared it on FB a few days ago so I mistook it for something new. But the fact that they're sharing it probably means Dave still stands behind these recommendations.


 


I dunno, I guess I need to temper my expectations where Bulletproof advice is concerned. When Dave talks about improving "performance", he's evidently only talking about "performance" in narrow, specific terms.


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Comments

  • WalterWalter ✭✭✭

    Think of fruit as a dessert to eat sparingly. Your best bets are lower-sugar fruits like lemons, limes, strawberries, and blackberries. So when a magazine lumps “fruits-and-veggies” together as if they are the same thing, now you know better.


    To be fair, this nuances it a bit. Don't eat 30 bananas a day, unless you want to age swiftly and poorly.


  • ACH85ACH85 ✭✭


    I dunno, I guess I need to temper my expectations where Bulletproof advice is concerned. When Dave talks about improving "performance", he's evidently only talking about "performance" in narrow, specific terms.




     


    Right, mental performance. 


     


    Also, I think it's safe to assume BP articles posted on external sites are just marketing portals into the BP way of thinking. I don't mean that cynically. The average "NextShark" reader (or AskMen or HuffPo or whatever) is chugging soda and thinking they should switch to diet soda, or chugging fruit juice thinking they should switch to coconut water. These people need this sort of of bite-size info, jarring them out of their normal way of thinking. Of course articles posted externally lack nuance from the perspective of long-term forum members. 

  • sparefilmssparefilms Post-human Construct ✭✭✭

    Wouldn't it be amazing to have Freeley the Banana Girl on the podcast?!

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