Eating nutrient-dense foods can help you greatly in the quest to becoming Superhuman. I love dissecting the nutritional content of foods, researching the benefits of each micronutrient, and knowing how it can aid self-optimization (this is where my nerdy side reveals itself). I believe that we should focus on nutrients instead of just counting calories if we are going to try and become our superhuman selves.
eat and what you choose to give your body is far more important than the amount
of calories you eat, especially when you want to become superhuman. Calories
are merely a unit of energy, and it does not give any indication of the quality
of the source of the calories you are consuming.
foods offer a large amount of nutrients in relation to their calorie content,
and make it easier for you to get the macronutrients and micronutrients, such
as essential vitamins and minerals, which you need in an efficient
of the nutrients in your diet come from various nutrient-dense foods, you are
giving your body a variety of nutrients from powerful sources, and will reduce
your chances of developing any nutrient deficiencies. You will help your body
get all of the nutrients it needs to thrive and perform optimally.
You will give
your body the building blocks and energy to help you become the Superhuman version
a few of my favourite foods with the highest concentrations of nutrients:
1. Liver: A Superfood for Superhumans
people do not like the taste of it, but liver is possibly the most potent
superfood there is available. Not only is liver high in protein, but in
terms of your recommended daily allowance of certain vitamins and minerals, a
100g serving provides you with a lot of vitamin C, iron, vitamin B12, folate, and
people do not get enough pure vitamin A in their diets from sources like egg
yolks or liver. While beta-carotene, the carotenoid that your body turns into
vitamin A is found in vegetables like carrots and butternut, the amount of
vitamin A you get in the end may not be sufficient for your body to get optimal
these concentrated amounts of nutrients, consuming liver and other organ meats regularly
might even replace the need for supplementation.
2. Egg Yolks: You Can Finally Stop Eating Egg-White Omelettes
some of the most nutrient-dense foods you can find, but that is only if
you include the yolks. The yolks provide you with a good amount of fat,
choline, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin B6 and B12, iron, and
selenium. Even though egg yolks are high in dietary cholesterol, it is not
something to be feared. High cholesterol is usually due to excess sugar and
processed carbohydrate intake and inflammation, not saturated fat and foods
high in cholesterol as previously thought.
3. Superhumans Should Snack on Seaweed
another excuse you can use to eat sushi every now and then (I have just not had
a lot of sushi over the last few years because I have not found a gluten-free
and soy-free alternative yet). Seaweed consumption is one of the reasons why
Japan is one of the healthiest countries in the world.
rich in vitamins A and C, as well as magnesium, iron, calcium,
antioxidants, and thyroid-regulating iodine. It is also a good source of
chlorophyll, which is a plant pigment that promotes liver health and can help speed
up wound healing.
4. Salmon for a Superhuman Brain and Body
As one of
the best sources of omega 3 fatty acids, salmon was sure to make the list. It
is also a very good source of fat, protein, magnesium, and vitamins B6 and
B12. If you can consume it once or twice a week, that will be wonderful
for your health and superhuman journey.
5. Dark Chocolate: Cacao as the Ultimate Excuse to Indulge
we need another excuse to indulge in what can only be described as a gift from
Heaven, but dark chocolate is one of the most delicious and nutrient-dense
foods there are. The cacao content provides you with circulation-boosting
flavanols, as well as antioxidants. It is also an excellent source of fat,
magnesium, iron, and zinc.
polyphenols in cacao can also help to lower inflammation and counteract the inflammatory
effects of eating too much saturated fat or processed meat.
also just buy cacao and make your own healthy desserts that do not contain
sugar and are free of artificial and highly processed ingredients, or sip on a
few nice cups of warm cacao during the day.
When you only think about how food impacts your body
composition and the way you look, the quality of the calories that you are
consuming does not matter as much as if you are focusing on improving your
health and becoming superhuman.
There is a flexible dieting approach that allows you to eat
what you want to, whether it is pizza, cake, fried chicken, doughnuts,
hamburgers at fast-food restaurants, etc. This is similar to just focusing on
calorie counting, and is very appealing to people, as it allows you to eat what
you want as long as you stick to the amount of calories you want to consume and/or
the amount of protein, fat, and carbohydrates the food source contains.
While I fully believe that it is possible to lose weight or
lose fat and to gain muscle and look the way you want while eating this way
instead of focusing on consuming healthy foods that are rich in nutrients.
You could be living on processed junk food and sugar, feel
fed, and look the way you want, but your cells and organs will be
undernourished, and your health can suffer in the future due to having nutrient-deficiencies
throughout the years.
Stick to a diet that is full of whole foods that are as
close to their natural states as possible, educate yourself about which
nutrients your body needs and which foods contain them, and eat foods that are
nutrient-dense if your goal is to become a superhuman with optimal health.
Diet can be very powerful in the quest for self-optimization.