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 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
Some useful tips for eating avocados
Home made Kefir is excellent for helping promote good gut bacteria, containing far more probiotics than most commercial probiotic yoghurts. Adding cocoa nibs and fresh coconut flesh makes it taste like a liquid bounty bar without all the sugar and other nasty factory ingredients. Simply add 20g of freshly grated coconut flesh and 10g of … Continue reading Chocolate and Coconut Bounty
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
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
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!