Performance Food

Luci Gabel, Nutritionist, Adjunct Professor at San Jose State University, and author of Eat to Lead, interviewed by host Trond Arne Undheim, futurist, investor, and author. 

In this conversation, we talk about Luci’s own path to healthy eating. We go through a brief history of diets, from low Fat, low Carb, Atkins, Veg, Organic, Low Sugar, and Keto. I ask Luci about best practices from her Eat To Lead book, we get into the Dynamic Lifestyle Roadmap and get the lowdown on Fruit, Carbs, Protein and Fat. We discuss microbiome awareness as well as her Five-Star restaurant secrets. Lastly, we hit on the emerging future of personalized wellness, longitudinal nutrition research, longevity, brain health, tech, and increased performance.

My takeaway is that performance food is not yet here but it will be. When it is, hopefully the lessons can be shared widely. For now, we have precursors like Luci, who are inviting each of us to be more mindful of what we eat and watch the results closely. Clearly, positive effects can be had, but we still don’t fully understand the cause and effect. Nutrition is indeed a topic for the future. We should Eat to Lead, that’s a great aspiration.

Having listened to this episode, check out Eat To Lead as well as Luci Gabel’s online profile:

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