The Good Brain Diet And What To Watch Out For

We’ve established in my last blog post that eliminating power drains help combat diseases. Let’s dive into these a little bit more to get started on our good brain diet.

Fried And Grilled Foods

If you’re looking at the title of this next section and find yourself scratching your head or mumbling “no way, not my grilled meat, not my French fries,” take a deep breath and relax.  

First off, if you follow The Power Diet and practice it daily you’ll eventually get to the point where your newly enhanced detoxification system can handle an occasional outing at the local burger joint which features an overcooked cheeseburger with a plate of fries dipped in ranch dressing.

Secondly, by shedding some light on the darkness of toxic food and all the pain it creates, your newly enhanced knowledge and motivation will more than likely steer you clear of these power drains and instead set you free to build superhuman power.    

Speaking of which, here’s a not so fun fact: Fried foods, which are often cooked in vegetable oil, have been linked to inflammatory diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.  

Not so fun fact #2: French fries contain trans fats which can lead to colon cancer and when cooked at high temperatures can create acrylamides, which are known neurotoxins found in paint thinner and have been shown to kill animals.  

If not eating French fries anymore worries you, it’s important to understand that your body craves the fat and carbohydrates contained in those fries, so you’re not completely wrong for eating them.  

Unfortunately, as evidenced by these and many other studies, the type of carbs and fats contained in French fries drain your power. 

Essentially, while you may love fried or grilled foods, they may not love you back the way you think they do.  

For example, according to multiple studies, when proteins are heated to the point that the flesh starts to brown and blacken, heterocyclic amines (HCAs) begin to form, some of which are known carcinogens.   Diets with high exposures to HCAs are correlated with higher rates of cancers of the pancreas, colon and digestive tract.

If you’re a grilled food lover, this might not be the best news you’ve ever heard (right now) but there are a few workarounds.   

For example, by marinating with acidic ingredients like lemon, lime or vinegar (not sugar) you can significantly reduce HCA levels.  And to ensure against any further power draining effects of grilling, make sure your marinade includes high potency antioxidant herbs like basil, mint, rosemary, oregano, or marjoram or just add them on top with some oil.  

Let’s recap what we know about fried and grilled foods.

Whole Foods Vs. Highly Refined Foods

On The Power Diet, you’ll gain the most power from foods that have not been altered much from their original state and are considered whole foods.

In contrast, low-quality foods that create a power deficit tend to be overly processed and high in refined sugar. According to studies, highly refined foods can increase the production of inflammatory markers and lead to diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.  

Let’s take a look at the difference between the power drains and power boosters.

Coke And Pizza – Nick Jonas Case Study

You may have noticed two of the world’s most favorite foods Coke and Pizza on that power drain list but what you may not have noticed is the staggering amount of studies that have shown how refined carbohydrates like pizza and coca cola can lead to diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

As a musician, I often watch documentaries on rock bands in the hopes of learning something new.  In “Chasing Happiness,” the three Jonas Brothers document their meteoric rise to fame and the inevitable trials that created their eventual demise as a band.  

One of the most notable of these trials was the addiction, not to drugs (like most other rock stars), but to pizza and Coke by the youngest of the three brothers Nick Jonas.  Apparently, Nick was scarfing down pizza and Coke regularly, which depleted his power until diabetes sidelined him to the hospital and threatened to end his life and career.  

Of course, Nick isn’t alone in this dilemma as the pizza and soda industry sell billions of dollars worth of their life draining products each year to millions of unsuspecting customers.

And while cauliflower pizza may not sound so appetizing to you right now, once you create a new habit of eating power producing foods, you’ll more than likely be addicted to feeling good and won’t crave these power drains. 

To learn more about natural ways to strengthen your immune system, I suggest checking out the most comprehensive and easy to use guide: “The Power Diet” by Chad Scott.

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