I have always wandered what it would be like to be like superman – fly through the air, be super strong, have x-ray vision and laser eyes…
But enough dreaming, let’s get back to reality. For me, the definition of superhuman would be to take the most intelligent and talented person on the planet, combine with a champion in every sports discipline and you’d have someone as close to be super human as possible. Now, theoretically possible but in practice not very likely to happen. Human lifespan is not enough to dedicate to more than one or two interests and master them to world-class level. Furthermore, it would also take someone with an immune system able to withstand the onslaught of all the nasty viruses and bacteria plaguing our society, as well as avoid all the modern lifestyle diseases. Oh, and let’s not forget the looks 🙂
Anyway, the sedentary lifestyle, terrible diet, stress, electronic equipment and other radiation all take toll on our bodies and diminish our health, lifespan, intelligence and energy. This puts us further and further away from the ideal. Again, it would be impossible to focus on every aspect of life and try to correct it. However, there is one thing you can do to have very tangible benefits.
By avoiding sugar (sucrose), or more specifically fructose, in the diet, you will gain better health, more energy and therefore sports performance, even more brains. Yes, you will be smarter for longer, or should I say, keep your wits till the old age. According to Dr Perlmutter and Dr Mercola, Alzheimers is directly linked to the blood sugar levels. Of course, not just sugar but all carbohydrates contribute to this, and especially grains. Sugar also causes some inflamation in the body which in turn destroys cells faster and speeds up aging.
So do yourself a favor and cut the sugar from your diet. Your body does not need it. You can go one step further and avoid the grains as well. Your body, and brain, will thank you for it for years to come.
If you wish to get some inspiration, you can read about my year-long adventure without sugar here.