How to Unlock Your Brain Capacity

What if told you there is a way of increasing your mental clarity, focus, concentration, ability to remember while getting ripped as a byproduct. And it’s all pretty easy to do. What you need to do is deplete the regular sources of energy your brain uses for fuel which restricts its true capacity. Then you need to tap into the brain’s prefered source of energy which is often covered up and locked away due our diets and eating habits. And by making some adjustments to these habits, you’ll be able to fuel your brain with another source of energy which allows it to run up to 70 % more efficiently than it normally would. The first thing you need to do is to forget about the regular food pyramid where you’re encourage to eat the majority of your caloric intake in carbohydrates and keep fat to an absolute minimum. Your body will break down carbs and excess protein into sugar known as glucose. And that glucose will force its way in as the first source of energy for both your brain and body leaving other better sources on energy untapped. And all that excess glucose will be converted into stored fat. So this way of eating will essentially make you fat and stupid. Flip that food pyramid upside down and instead eat the majority of your caloric intake in fat while keeping carbs extremely low. This will not make you gain weight and become fat, unless you eat extreme amounts of course, but pretty much the opposite - it will turn you into a fat burning machine that uses that fat as the primary source of fuel as blood sugar and glucose are depleted from the lack of carbs. This is generally known as the ketogenic diet and requires you to get around 70-80 % of your caloric intake from fat, 15-20 % from protein and inevitably some carbs. You’re now tapping into the prefered source of energy and instead of storing fat, you’re now using that fat as energy. And when that fat is broken down, ketone bodies are released to fuel the brain. And let me tell you something the brain loves ketone bodies and studies have shown that the brain can run up to 70 % more efficiently on ketones than on glucose. So this new way of eating will essentially make you ripped and smart. The second thing you need to do is to forget about the traditional way of eating many small meals throughout the day and instead focus on eating fewer larger meals and fast for an extended period of the day, preferably for 16 hours leaving you with an 8 hour eating window. And this will also ramp up the process of getting into ketosis. This is known as intermittent fasting and is becoming one of most popular ways of eating and it’s not hard to understand why when you look at the benefits from it. It’s super convenient once you get used to restricting the hours you eat on and saves you time and effort that you can spend doing something else. Fasting or consciously abstaining from food has been used throughout history by the some of the greatest people to ever live as a way of improving their quality of life. Plato, the great Greece philosopher has been quoted saying “I fast for greater physical and mental efficiency”, so if you don’t take my word for it take Platos. They discovered that intermittent fasting will ramp up that depletion of glucose and use ketones to fuel the brain which will increase your focus, concentration, ability to remember while simultaneously reducing the risk of alzheimer's and parkinson’s disease. It increases the BDNF, brain derived neurotrophic factor by up to 400 % which helps activate stem cells in the brain to make new brain cells, neurons and nerves. And BDNF is highly involved in your muscles and appears to be a huge reason for why a physical workout have such an impact on your brain. Fasting improves neuroplasticity which is essential for learning and memory and as the brain ages it tends to become less neuroplastic. Intermittent fasting prevents this and you’ll be able to have great mental clarity even as you get older. It improves gene regulation by activating a number of repair genes termed vitagenes, which is responsible for the delay of aging, decreased occurrence of age-related diseases, and prolongs a healthy life span.

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