Healthy Food Made Fast. 1-2-3 Angelas Power Salad. No Chopping Required.
The bottom line – healthy eating is not complicated and doesn’t have to take a lot of time.
Unless you are stupid.
Or unless you are not aware that you live in the era of ultimate convenience and everything pre-made, pre-packaged, delivered, pre-washed, pre-cut… Healthy food is becoming more and more convenient with each day passing by.
Or unless you live in Kenya, or somewhere there, in a hunter-gatherer society and have to gather your greens by hand, unless it’s your situation, you have NO excuses not to eat healthy because… you don’t have time, you don’t know how to cook, you don’t have time to prepare food, to shop… blah, blah, blah… eating healthy in a modern society takes almost no time, when you care enough about your health and performance to think a bit in advance, get it all delivered, if you don’t have time to get your ass to a store at least once a week.
And following this recipe, well, it’s as easy as counting.
And the healthiest lunch on the planet is ready to eat.
There are a few ingredients I’d add for completeness, like some sauerkraut or kimchi to enhance your gut health with probiotics, some 100% (maybe sweetened with stevia for your sweet tooth and added sweet notes in your days) chocolate to enhance brain performance and prolong your life, some seaweed on the side for even more minerals, maybe a mix of dried herbs and spices (depending on your choice of dressing) – but that is optional and can be pre-mixed and pre-packed to-go in advance.
Step 1. Get your mix of fresh baby greens: kale, spinach, Swiss chard, bok choy, arugula… the more the better.
Step 2. Get your dressing. (This is the one I use and recommend. Each flavor creates a different salad mood.)
Step 3. Mix it all.
Bonus: Eat with your choice of Omega-3s-rich wild fish, canned is the most convenient and fast choice, that you can carry anywhere. Sardines, Herring, Salmon – Crown Prince is the brand of my choice. Their sardines are EXCEPTIONAL. Believe me, I tried tons of sardines. Even if you are not a fan of sardines, you’ll love Crown Prince.
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Dr. Valter Longo is director of the Longevity Institute at USC and the Program on Longevity and Cancer at IFOM in Milan. In this podcast, we discuss Dr. Longo’s new book, The Longevity Diet, which is the culmination of 25 years of research on aging, nutrition, and disease across the globe.
Dr. Longo has put together a powerful combination of fasting and diet. The diet is that of centenarians (people living 100+ years) combined along with with the scientifically engineered 5-day fasting-mimicking diet (or FMD), done just 3-4 times a year. Dr. Longo designed the FMD after making a series of remarkable discoveries in mice, then in humans, indicating that specific micro-fasts can activate stem cells and promote regeneration and rejuvenation in multiple organs to significantly reduce the risk for diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease.
00:10 — Introduction to Dr. Valter Longo and ‘The Longevity Diet’
00:38 — Kevin’s interview with Dr. Rhonda Patrick, and her interview with Dr. Longo
01:20 — ‘Zero’ fasting app
02:14 — The Blue Zones
03:55 — Overview of the Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD)
06:14 — The Oura ring: save $100 with code ‘kevinrose’
08:17 — The impact of FMD on cancer: Dr. Longo and colleagues’ mouse study
10:33 — Dr. Longo’s 5 pillars of longevity
13:23 — Why Dr. Longo does not recommend high fat or high protein diets
14:35 — Common traits of the world’s oldest living populations
17:01 — The benefits of specific foods commonly eaten by centenarians
19:07 — Comparing animal, fish and plant-based protein sources
20:29 — Why Dr. Longo recommends a mostly vegan diet
22:07 — The longevity benefits of complex carbs: Harvard study on low-carb diets
26:13 — Why ketosis-induced biomarkers do not tell the whole story: Ketone bodies
29:32 — Tips for optimal post-workout protein consumption
32:15 — Reducing inflammation and C-reactive protein
33:36 — Exploring the single herb approach to supplementation
36:12 — The positive impacts of FMD on cholesterol levels
38:00 — Dr. Longo’s recommendations for consuming beer, wine and spirits
39:20 — Explanation of the fasting protocol and Prolon food kit: Autophagy
44:07 — Combining FMD with sauna and cold water therapy
47:13 — Dr. Longo’s non-profit organization ‘Create Cures’
49:09 — Kevin’s experience cutting-out coffee while on FMD
50:40 — How to adapt Dr. Longo’s recommendations to fit your genotype
52:04 — The future of individualized medicine and nutrigenomics: MTHFR gene
53:53 — Comparing FMD, Metformin, Rapamycin and NAD
58:55 — Why Dr. Longo only recommends fasting upto 13 hours per day
62:03 — Connect with Dr. Longo on Facebook