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

Coffee and Crispy Walnuts

Coffee and Walnut cake used to be one of my favourite indulgences, but afterwards I usually would suffer all the side effects of eating sugar and wheat. I have recently discovered that toasted walnuts and a cup of good roasted coffee is just as nice. They have the added advantage of containing Omega 3 fatty … Continue reading Coffee and Crispy Walnuts

Nuts and Seeds

Nuts are being reported to aid weight loss and improve insulin response, assuming that they are raw and not covered in bad seed oils. They can at times taste stale directly from the packet. I find that roasting them in the oven improves their taste immeasurably. Add some salt if you like when they are … Continue reading Nuts and Seeds

Kefir: A Super Probiotic

Gut health is getting a lot of air time recently, being linked to overall resistance to chronic health problems. Fermented foods are being reported as hugely beneficial to gut health. Kefir is a fermented milk drink made with kefir "grains", a yeast/bacterial fermentation starter. It typically contains about 30 different microorganisms, making it a much … Continue reading Kefir: A Super Probiotic

A Snack – Fresh Coconut

Fresh coconut is a handy low carb snack, being high in medium chain fatty acids. It can also be blended with full fat yoghurt and a tablespoon of seeds of your choice to make a delicious smoothie...perfect for breakfast. Although I must admit that cracking it open was not for the faint hearted, practice required!

Pancake Tuesday – Coconut Pancakes with Dark Chocolate

I was pleasantly surprised with how these coconut pancakes turned out.¬†I even managed to properly flip a few without them ending up on the floor! The recipe came from the ¬†dietdoctor site, which is an excellent resource for all Low Carbers. These are drizzled with 85% dark chocolate and served with some whipped cream. So … Continue reading Pancake Tuesday – Coconut Pancakes with Dark Chocolate

Macademia Nuts

Macademia nuts are very high in monounsaturated fats. Coming in at about 76% healthy fat, they are an ideal LCHF snack. They have typically been very hard to get and expensive. However, I have just discovered them at a very reasonable price at my local Lidl. They have been dry roasted (without any oils thankfully) … Continue reading Macademia Nuts