September 16, 2020

Modern Vegetables Are Deficient: 3 Ways To Biohack Your Food’s Vitamin And Mineral Content For Better Energy And Health — #103

A while ago, I heard a quick online soundbite about how different the food we eat today is nutritionally, when compared to the food our grandparents ate. Although there were no sources, the soundbite suggested that if you ate an orange today, you’d need to eat eight of them to get the same nutrition as an orange your grandmother or grandfather ate.

I figured there would be a lot of truth in this. Due to the fact that food today is grown so much faster, and generally picked when not completely ripe, as well as in many cases eaten several weeks after picking, it makes sense that we’re probably not getting as much nutrient value as the food we ate a few generations ago.

However, I wanted to know for sure exactly how much less vitamins, minerals, and nutrient value I’m getting today, when compared to a carrot or lettuce that my Oma may have eaten when she was a girl. And so, for my benefit and that of your ears as well, I decided to dig up some stats.

In this episode of Bio Alchemy: The Daily Biohacking Podcast, I go into some statistics of how deficient our modern food supply is when compared to a generation or two ago. And trust me, the data ain’t good.

You don’t have to be a biohacker to care about the nutrient content in your food. After all, we all eat food, and so we should all care about how nourishing it is to the human body.

Despite all the doom-and-gloom you may hear about in this episode, it’s not all bad news. Fortunately, I’m also sharing three simple tactics on how we can all boost the nutrient content of our food for better overall health.

I hope you enjoyed this episode. Even if it was only to hear how many times I blabbed about the fact that I live in Iceland.

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Bio Alchemy: The Spiritual Biohacking Podcast is your daily dose of biohacking information related to spiritual and physical optimisation, advanced and beginner tactics for biohackers. Your guide is Leon The Alchemist, biohacker, master herbalist, and weird Australian living in Iceland.

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