It’s a hard choice, right? There are so many foods out there that are absolutely delicious. Strawberries, broccoli, yogurts, bread, pasta, cheese, steak, fish, tacos, donuts … the list goes on and on!
But if we’re going to only eat 5 foods for the rest of our lives, we can’t only think about how they taste. We need to think about the “health factor” as well. Are those 5 foods going to sustain us throughout our lives? Are they going to give us the nutrition we need to be healthy, strong, and guarded against disease? Or are they going to only provide temporary enjoyment and lead to conditions such as malnutrition, obesity, and even a weakened immune system?
Thankfully, we’re in a position where we don’t have to just choose 5 foods to eat for the rest of our lives. But at the same time, I think each time we eat something, we should ask ourselves if that food is helping us or hurting us. Of course, we can treat ourselves to sugary foods in moderation, but overall — are the foods that we are consuming improving our lives or destroying our lives?
The food you eat affects more than your appetite. It affects your gut health, your brain performance, your overall mood, your mental health, your emotional wellbeing, and your physical fitness. It also affects the earth you live on!
So, what foods should we be eating? Today, I’m bringing on an expert nutritionist to help us walk through the “superfood mindset” that will help us optimize our health! Please welcome Darin Olien to The School of Greatness!
Darin Olien is co-host with Zac Efron on the widely popular Netflix docu-series called Down to Earth with Zac Efron and host of the #1 Health & Wellness podcast The Darin Olien Show. Darin is also a highly recognized exotic superfoods hunter, supplement formulator, and author of the New York Times bestseller book, SuperLife: The Five Fixes That Will Keep You Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome.
Darin also worked with fitness-company Beachbody to formulate one of the top superfood shakes in the USA — a whole-food supplement called, “Shakeology,” as well as the plant-based, “Ultimate Reset 21-day” detoxification program. Darin is one of the founders of Barukas™, new super nut from the Savannah “Cerrado” of Brazil. Through sustainable business practices, the company is committed to supporting this important biome by planting 20 million Baruzeita trees.
Darin is also the Director of Strategic Alliances and the Global Health Ambassador for APPICS, a revolutionary new social media platform monetizing passion and content through cryptocurrency and blockchain. As well as an advisor to Footprint™, which is eliminating single-use plastics with plant-based compostable products that don’t harm you or the planet. In 2021 Darin became Vice President of Health Innovation with Kindhumans.
Darin’s involvement with the health, fitness, and plant-based industry goes on and on — he has done so many great things for this planet and has helped people everywhere revolutionize their diets, their fitness, and ultimately, their lives! It was an honor to have him on The School of Greatness to discuss how the right foods can improve the quality of our lives.
Join me on Episode 1,088 to hear all about the superfood mindset — how to enhance your brain, body, and life with the incredible Darin Olien!