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New Discoveries Of The Week: Cool New Things I'm Trying, Books I'm Reading, And More!
If You Can't “Stomach” Organ Meat…Or Even If You Can, Try This
Given that I'm fairly widely known as a nutrition “expert,” you might think I would have a strong opinion on the optimal diet for healthspan and lifespan. And while I certainly do have recommendations that apply to everyone (put down the Diet Coke, pick up the water, get some freakin' sunshine already, eat with people, etc.), I don't believe in a one-size-fits-all diet, and in fact, the chapter dedicated to nutrition in my book Boundless is called “F&*k Diets: How To Customize Your Nutrition To You.”
I have one section in that chapter devoted to the carnivore diet, which is one of the diets that I get asked about most often, probably because I'm a big meat eater myself. However, if you're eating a carnivore diet comprised of muscle meat only, you're often going to be deficient in a number of important vitamins and minerals. That's why whenever I talk about the carnivore diet, I emphasize the importance of eating nose-to-tail because organs such as liver and brains contain high amounts of the alkalizing minerals that are necessary to counteract the acidity-producing effects of a high-protein diet, like magnesium, iron, calcium, boron, potassium, and strontium. (Check out this podcast and this article for more.)
Now, while I will eat most anything—I mean, I had a pig head for dinner recently—but I get it if you're not yet on board with a bowl of brains. The good news is that there are other ways to get the benefits of organ meats without having to stomach, well, a stomach. Perhaps the most creative and versatile way I've found is a new and very cool and convenient organ-based seasoning product (think like tasty sea salt, but it's powdered-up organ meats instead, and they actually taste good!) called Pluck—which is an organ-based seasoning that provides whole-animal nutrition in a delicious, convenient form.
It's an all-purpose seasoning has a slightly smoky flavor that's tasty on anything from eggs to vegetables to meat (and they even have a collection of recipes on their website). The organ meat in Pluck comes from humanely raised animals eating a grass-fed, grass-finished diet, and Pluck is non-GMO, pasture-raised, gluten-free, and freeze-dried. And while a nose-to-tail diet is particularly important for carnivores, the vitamins and minerals in organ meats are a nutritional boon to any diet, though of course Pluck is not vegan or vegetarian (I've yet to encounter a plant-based organ :).
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The Gathering (October 7-9, 2021)
Join me, my wife, Jessa, and a small number of elite CEOs and entrepreneurs for three days of mitochondrial optimization, biohacking, fitness training, five-star organic meals, and authentic human connection in Austin, TX. This will be my 6th time attending The Gathering at RUNGA, the event that I consider to be the most exclusive, comprehensive, and restorative wellness retreat on the entire planet. Click here to grab one of the very limited spots we have open to the public for The Gathering this October.
Las Vegas Keto Expo (October 15-16, 2021)
I'll be speaking at the Las Vegas Keto Expo along with 13 other keto experts. The first 300 guests to register here will get a free drink chip for the poolside party and a free t-shirt.
Keep up on all of my LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar!
I Want To Know What You've Got Cooking
I'm so stoked about the positive feedback I've been getting about my new Boundless Cookbook. The cookbook was a labor of love, but I'm really proud of the end result (especially considering I'm definitely not a trained chef).
Now that the Boundless Cookbook is available on Amazon, I have a favor to ask…
If you have the cookbook and you love it, can you hop on over to Amazon and leave a review? Amazon reviews—as I bet you know—are super important. I want your honest feedback and I'll be reading them to hear what you think.
You can leave your review on Amazon right here (and if you don't have a cookbook yet, and you're an Amazon Prime member, you could have your copy at your doorstep as early as tomorrow).
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