Keto Diet and Blockchain: New Comparison Emerges As Communities Collide
New Comparison Emerges: Blockchain Tech and Keto Diet Collides on A Community-Basis
A recent post shared by Forbes made a comparison between Keto Diet and Blockchain technology. While it seems that the two are entirely different concepts, interesting points have been made such that the two seem to come together.
For those who are unaware of the Keto Diet (or Ketogenic Diet), it requires consumers to increase their healthy fats (60 to 70 percent) and protein (15 to 30 percent) intake, while limiting their carbohydrates (5 to 10 percent) intake. Although it goes against traditional eating norms – that is, following by a food guide which focuses on the consumption of carbohydrates, proteins, healthy fats, dairy and vegetables – it has been proven to reduce body fat composition, improve cognitive abilities, and increase energy levels.
One might wonder what comparison can be made between the two. For starters, Forbes stated that the notion of a “meathead stereotype” has been associated with the two. More specifically, the idea that consumers misjudge something or understand ideas mistakenly is what the “meathead stereotype” is all about.
This is definitely an existing comparison, as both the blockchain and the Keto diet have been criticized for either being harmful or ineffective. For the most part, understanding of the tech in place is a growing concern, as many consumers shut it down altogether without giving it a chance. The same applies to the Keto diet, as it stands against traditional food guides, which make consumers question the new system in place.
Since the two concepts go against societal norms, accepting them can be tough. Another argument that was made is that of the community built around the ideas. For instance, an example of how Keto dieters have established an online community to share the likes of the diets, what types of fats and protein are considered healthy and recipes ideas was compared to blockchain-based communities.
Like the former, the latter has a strong online-community base that continuously shares crypto and blockchain news, partnerships in the works and user adoption that will help such followers both understand and stay updated on the matters.
The post mainly made the argument that “the urge to go against the grain – quite literally in this case – is one of the fundamental traits in the blockchain and crypto space,” adding that “we’ve created an entirely new financial system that isn’t controlled by one country or group. It’s a major paradigm shift for society.”
Other examples like the emergence of nutrients-dense packets, Soylent has also been given, which shows that an indirect relationship between the blockchain technology and the food industry does exist. This is not to say that the two industries are the only ones who are comparable, as this is the case with most concepts that go against traditional norms.