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Bulletproof diet

Bulletproof diet

Concept or Theory Behind this Diet:

A Silly Variant of Low Carbohydrate Diets

The Bulletproof Diet is a dietary regimen that was developed by Dave Asprey, a technology executive who has since become a self-styled biohacker and nutrition guru. The diet is high in fat, moderate in protein, and low in carbohydrates, somewhat resembling the ketogenic diet.

Here's a general overview of the Bulletproof Diet:

High fat, moderate protein, low carbohydrate:

The Bulletproof Diet recommends getting 50-60% of daily calories from healthy fats (like MCT oil, avocado, and grass-fed butter or ghee), 20% from protein, and the remaining 20-30% from vegetables.

Food quality:

The diet emphasizes the importance of food quality, encouraging organic vegetables, grass-fed meats, and avoiding GMOs and other potentially harmful substances.

Intermittent fasting:

The diet incorporates a form of intermittent fasting, known as Bulletproof Intermittent Fasting. This involves consuming only Bulletproof Coffee (coffee with grass-fed butter and MCT oil) in the morning and then eating meals later in the day.

Elimination of certain foods:

The diet recommends avoiding certain foods that Asprey claims may cause inflammation and other health issues. This includes things like legumes, sugars, certain types of grains, and pasteurized dairy.

Bulletproof Coffee:

One of the hallmarks of this diet is the Bulletproof Coffee, a drink made with coffee, grass-fed unsalted butter, and MCT oil.

Savage Criticism

Despite its popularity, the Bulletproof Diet has been met with criticism from some nutritionists and healthcare professionals. Critics point out that it is very high in saturated fat, which some research links to heart disease. Furthermore, some of the diet's claims, such as the idea that mycotoxins (molds) in coffee and other foods are harmful, are not strongly supported by scientific evidence.

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