Brussels and Bacon

Its late November and Brussels sprouts are in season. They are an extremely nutritious low carb vegetable, read more about their benefits on Dr Mercolas blog. For people who find them too strong in taste, the key is to avoid overcooking them, about 10 minutes of steaming is more than enough. The other option is … Continue reading Brussels and Bacon

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Healthy versus Unhealthy Fats

A low carb diet means that healthy fats must be increased. However the type of fat matters greatly. Healthy fats include butter, ghee, coconut oil, rendered animal fats, extra virgin olive oil. Seed and vegetable oils are heavily processed and often oxidised, causing excessive Omega 6 fats in the body resulting in inflammation and so … Continue reading Healthy versus Unhealthy Fats

Fermented Foods

These days fermented foods are getting quite a lot of attention in the world of health and nutrition. This is partly because they contain high levels of probiotics which promote good gut bacteria as well as other health benefits.  Fermented foods really compliment an LCHF lifestyle as they are typically very low in net carbohydrates. Kimchee … Continue reading Fermented Foods

Cut the Sugar – including the artificial ones

I came across this interesting article on diet drinks. With the traditional model of weight control being calories in versus calories out, diet drinks are often thought of being a good substitute for sugary drinks. Sugar has widely been replaced  by HFCS and artificial sweeteners in manufactured foods and drinks. Not so! As well as … Continue reading Cut the Sugar – including the artificial ones