Haven't you been asked by a friend before - "what is that magical food that makes ProLon work?".
Keto - "no carbs!". Paleo - "no grains, no beans!". Or low fats, low protein, but also high protein, high fats, or the superfoods - resveratrol, berries, avocado, quinoa. We have been groomed to believe there is that one signature "magical food" that explains each successful diet.
So naturally, people ask - for ProLon, what is that magical food?
If you were ever embarrassed that you don't know, don't be. It's not you; there is really no such magical food. Pinpointing the success of any diet to one magical food is really just a misconception propagated by the popular culture, with the aim to feed our brain with a simple answer.
Carbs, fats, and proteins each play a crucial and indispensable role in your body; lacking any one of them will make you very sick. The idea of "a" magical food itself is, logically, dubious. Also, just consider this, if there was really such magical food, it would have conferred a disproportionate "health advantage" to people who have exclusive access to such foods. And you should by now have seen evidence say people in the "berries" region living healthier and longer^. But have you?
Any one food no matter how nutritious it is cannot be a "winner" or a "culprit".
So how can you still explain ProLon diet to others?
ProLon diet is a careful balance of carbs, fats and protein consumed over a 5-day period. It is that balance, not a particular magical food, that explains the stimulation of a self-repairing process called "autophagy" in your body. Autophagy is a crucial discovery that has won the 2016 Nobel Prize - but for the purpose of understanding, it removes old, defective cells in our body and replaces them with new, healthy cells.
We were taught "more is good"
Consume more "magical foods" -> absorb some exceptional nutrition -> we get healthier
The ProLon diet works on a completely opposite, "less is good" philosophy
Consume less but a careful balance of macronutrients-> body will "self-repair" -> such regular maintenance makes us healthier
To understand ProLon requires us to first ditch such misconceptions. So next time if you are asked again, be confident to say "there is no magical food, BUT...".
^ There are, however, "Blue Zones" around the world that higher than average Centenarians are found. It is believed that their diet as a whole and lifestyle, instead of a particular superfood, contributes to their long lives.